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Exodus

Ridley Scott Disses the Jews

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.12.2014 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

My point is, the world expected more from Ridley Scott's Moses than an actor with great abs. Well, maybe not.

See The First Trailer For 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

"Exodus: Gods and Kings," or: What happens after Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is over. The first trailer for Ridley Scott's biblical epic is here, and if...

10 Fascinating Facts About The Ten Commandments (The Movie)

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

Watching Paramount's The Ten Commandments is, for many, an annual part of the spring holidays. While there have been other film versions of the story of the exodus, none have the epic staying power of the 1956 classic.

Bible Nudniks

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Whether they think every word in the Bible is true and want to beat you over the head with it, or every word in it is false and it has to be ripped to...

Easter Stories, Passover Stories and the Families Who Tell Them

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Marshall P. Duke

This year, at both Passover seders and Easter family gatherings, in addition to telling the grand Passover and Easter stories, find some time to tell the parallel individual family stories.

Tomorrowland: Passover

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Moses asks Pharoah a question that sounds bizarre and Pharoah replies in even more perplexing fashion. G-d then ups the ante by giving Pharoah a taste...

When the Earth Goes Back to Being Flat

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

I see surprise as trumping superstition, though one can't plan it. Passover is coming, on its own. As vulnerable as I'm feeling, physically and emotionally, I feel a sense of something less enslaving.

Freedom From Religion

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

Did we escape Pharaoh's Egypt just to exchange one controlling master for another?

An Open Letter to Gov. Jan Brewer on a Proposed Anti-Gay Law

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.24.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To be quite frank, I can't see how two women purchasing a sweet wedding cake or two men sharing a romantic meal in a nice restaurant could offend God, for if God exists, what would be most offensive is using God's name to justify oppression.

Don't Let Go of God

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

It's a stunning message. No matter how small or insignificant you may perceive yourself to be, and no matter how often others may cause you to feel this way... you matter. You are essential. You can change the world. Don't let go until you do.

Leadership: Always for and Sometimes Within

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

It is a true ongoing test of a leader to stand always for and sometimes within their community, judging each moment and determining an appropriate response, acting with devotion and temerity, even and especially when it is uncomfortable.

Who's Got the Mummy? Parshat Beshalach

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

In this week's Torah portion, Parshat Beshalach, it's time to leave Egypt. But while the Jews are busy collecting reparations for their years of slave labor, their leader, Moses, is out searching for Joseph's bones.

Egyptians Under Pharaoh? (Va'era, Exodus 6:2-9:35)

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

The death of Nelson Mandela has taught us to count the blessings a great leader brings his country. It was said that with whomever Mandela talked, he always spoke to the best in that person. He made everyone part of his vision.

How to Begin After Prawer-Begin

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

Now that the Prawer-Begin Plan is dead, it's time to look at how we got here. Why are there so many unrecognized Bedouin villages? Did they spring up not only carelessly but nefariously, as many supporters of the Prawer-Begin Plan maintained?

Born Is the King of Israel (Shemot, Exodus 1:1-6-1)

Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Ph.D.

For our Christian friends and neighbors, this is the period that commemorates the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ. But did you know that this week also recalls the birth of another savior -- that of Israel?

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coffin: Parshat VaYechi

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Book of Genesis ends on a seemingly sad note, recording the death of Joseph in the last passage. But is that a sad scene -- or a message of hope and faith?

Hollywood Tackles Holy Book

Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Studios and filmmakers are rediscovering a classic text as source material for upcoming mainstream films: the Bible. Nearly 10 years...

What Makes a Jew?

Joel S. Baden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Joel S. Baden

As is so often the case, definitions created by those inside the group are designed to exclude, rather than to include; to restrict, rather than to enfold. By most traditional standards, my daughters wouldn't be counted as Jewish.

ReNaming God, ReNaming the Climate Crisis

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

For millennia, many readers of the Bible (including me) have experienced the moments when the Voice pronounces a new Name to Moses as among the moment...

Science Meets Scripture in An Eye on the Sparrow by Sally Roth

Dan R. Fink | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Dan R. Fink

An Eye on the Sparrow is a friendly, entertaining and educational book for anyone interested in birds, the Bible or just nature in general. It's a fascinating cornucopia of science, birds, religion, geography and human beings.

Warning: Exodus Is Finished but the Ex-Gay Movement Has Just Begun

Rev. Mel White | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Mel White

Celebrate the headline "Exodus International Closes Down." Thank Alan Chambers for his confession that ex-gay therapy does not work and for his apolog...

'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down, But Movement Is Re-Branding

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's terrific news that Exodus International, the largest and most known group that promoted "reparative therapy," is shutting down. But don't be fooled into thinking this is anything more than a re-branding for the "pray-away-the-gay" movement. It's certainly not a surrender.

Anti-Gay Ministry Shuts Down

Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

Exodus International, a large Christian ministry that claimed to offer a "cure" for homosexuality, plans to shut down. In a press release posted on...

The New Pharaohs?

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
William H. Lamar IV

Here we are, Black American church folk and Shabbat observing Jews. We are the children of those who suffered in the sweltering house of bondage. And many of us have become Pharaohs.

Our Vietnamese Hearts: The Diaspora 38 Years Later

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
Andrew Lam

Mẹ Việt Nam ơi, Chúng Con Vẫn Còn đây (Oh Mother Vietnam, We Are Still Here) The lyrics from this sentimental song come back to me once in...