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The Greeks' Grudge

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

The Torah teaches humankind to strive to be God-like. In contrast, the Greeks created gods who acted with less dignity than many humans. Thus, Torah in-and-of-itself was a threat to Greek culture and philosophy.

The Spiritual Messages Of Hanukkah And Christmas ... And Their Downsides

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Christmas and Hanukkah share a spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair.