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Emmanuel Levinas

First Kisses, Intimacy and Eternity

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

A kiss is not just a kiss, no matter what Herman Humphrey's 1931 famous song "As Time Goes By" suggests. The touch of someone's lips on your own is ...

Liberty, Equality, and -- Especially -- Fraternity

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

In this time of provocative and suggestive "quenelles" and bananas hurled at government officials, of rancid hatred and incendiary clamor, of generalized resentment and vindictive rivalries, we have forgotten a word that badly needs reinventing. That word is fraternity.

Found: A Jewish Reflection On 'Lost'

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Through six years of creation and encounter, revolution and revelation, the characters of "Lost" discover not only the secrets of a mysterious island, but an unfolding of life before their eyes. What became obvious was the truth of Rabbi Lawrence Kushner's notion of the "interconnectedness of all being" swimming in "an Ocean of God."