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Christian Bale Has Gotten Inside Moses' Head

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

Christian Bale may not have known anything about Moses before preparing for his role in 'Exodus,' but after reading the Bible, the Torah, the Quran an...

Moses's Last Day Teaching: The Sky Is Not the Limit

Yaacov Cohen | Posted 10.17.2014 | Religion
Yaacov Cohen

How would you spend the last day of your life? It's a question that many people ponder. Would you focus on your family and loved ones? Live out your most outrageous fantasy? Spend all your money and buy extravagant gifts?

'Murder 101' A Talk With Faye Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Faye Kellerman is the bestselling author of 26 novels, 22 of which feature the husband and wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. Murder 101 is the twenty-second Decker-Lazarus novel.

Impossible Ideals

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

Ideals are tools, and tools can be misused. The unscrupulous use them to bilk people. "Buy my diet drug, and you'll look like Barbie." "Buy my book and master mindfulness in 6 weeks."

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.

The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.

Promises on a Bumpy Road (Mattot, Numbers 30:2-32:42)

Rabbi Minna Bromberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Minna Bromberg

Here in parashat Mattot, the Israelites are already encamped on the Plains of Moab, having finished their 40 years of wandering in the desert. Soon they will spend the length of the Book of Deuteronomy listening to Moses give them final instructions.

Operation Protective Edge: Parshat Mattot

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Moses grants permission to the tribes of Reuven and Gad to settle outside Israel, on the East Bank. But he makes them promise to fight alongside the other tribes in the upcoming war. Are we keeping that promise?

The Perils of Trusting the Trustworthy

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

The Bible often warns against trusting the wrong sources (e.g., false prophets). But in the story of Balaam, the Bible warns against placing too much trust in the right sources -- in this case Moses. The Bible's warning is particularly pertinent to us today, since we are particularly prone to the error of excessively trusting our sources.

#BringBackOurBoys: Parshat Chukat

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Jewish people fail to cry when Miriam dies. How do we respond when tragedy strikes?

My Cornell Reunion: Parting the Big Red Seas of Time

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Randee Mia Berman

OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.

10 Even Simpler Ways to Love Your Transgender Neighbor from a Trans* Christian Pastor

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

7. As you would love any other person, for God's sake, don't ask about our sex life (unless we are dating very seriously).

Many Gifts, Same Spirit: Celebrating Pride in Our Diversity Together

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

LA Pride Eucharist, celebrated to kick off LA Pride this weekend, expresses faith in the right all LGBTQIIAA people have to worship as we feel led, without anyone deciding for us whether or not we can be included or what kind of spirituality we can embrace.

Uniting 'Round the Mountain

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

The importance of each individual is certainly something that we are all aware of. We saw at the outset of the book of Numbers that God loves each individual and views our very existence as an opportunity to demonstrate that love.

What is the Purpose of My Life?

Steve McSwain | Posted 08.03.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

And, what does "abundant life" really mean? And, what does it mean to be "awake" or to come down from a mountain, face radiant with presence?

Camping Out: Parshat Bamidbar

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Jewish people are separated into camps, tribes, and families. But G-d makes sure to send the message that each person is important as an individual as well.

Introducing Louie Gohmert's Head-Turning Theory On Gay Marriage, Nazis And Jews

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said on the House floor Friday that liberals who call anti-gay-marriage Christians "haters" are subjecting them to persec...

Show Me the Manna!

Daisy J Lin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Daisy J Lin

I think if I saw food raining from the sky and ate it, I wouldn't need any further convincing that some divine being was up there, looking out for me. Okey dokey. I get it now. You got my back.

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.

Passing Over in Los Angeles

Elan Barnehama | Posted 06.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Elan Barnehama

In my travels around the cities near dessert and along the water's edge I have found so many people who came to this land seeking those same freedom to reinvent themselves and restarts their lives.

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...

Moral Authority in Globalization

Stan Sorscher | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

In the post-World War II period, we lived in the moral afterglow of making the world safe for Democracy." And business succeeded! About 30 years ago, shared prosperity began to fade. Today, it is a distant memory for too many low-wage workers. Globalization, as we've managed it, has failed.

The "Negative Sainthood" of Rev. Fred Phelps

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Every life lived has something to teach us about ourselves and God, does it not?

Is the Bible Literally True? No, of Course Not!

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you are a Biblical literalist, as some of you may be, what I've just said most likely bothers you greatly. You believe, not only that the Bible is Divinely-dictated and error-free, but you also believe that whatever it says must be taken as literally and factually true.

Who Knows? Purim

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

In the key scene in Megillas Esther, Mordechai zigs when he seemingly should have zagged, asking Esther a question instead of making a statement. What hidden message was he trying to send to her -- and to us?