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'The Golem of Hollywood' A Talk With Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jonathan and Jesse have co-authored The Golem of Hollywood, a crime novel with elements of myth and the supernatural.

Breaking (Through) Bad

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 11.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

What should be clear is that most events in our lives are, simply, beyond our control. The one aspect that we do control -- how we choose to react to what's occurring around us -- is the decisive factor as to how we will perceive and experience our lives.

For Jews, It's Always Back To School

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

Judaism has always been a culture focused on learning. So it is not surprising that the Sages had many thoughts on education.

The Fire Of The 33rd Day Of The Omer

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman

For the Jewish people, the strength and wisdom to arise victorious will have to come from where it has always come -- from the light, inspiration and power of our holy Torah.

Beginning The Jewish Year In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

The road to wholeness after Irene for some was quick and for others longer. Some are still travelers on that journey. The message of the shofar can help remind us not to lose hope along that path.

What Would A 'Conscious Judaism' Look Like?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Consciousness -- awareness, intentionality and self-knowledge -- has become a rich source of scientific inquiry. Interestingly, these ideas also have deep resonance with teachings found within Jewish tradition.

The Song Of Songs: Passover's Poetic Wonder

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

One of my favorite Passover rituals is the reading in synagogue of the biblical book the Song of Songs. Its images evoke spring and are perfect for this season of rebirth.

The Power Of Self-Compassion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

We always walk a fine line when we try to create our self-image and examine our own actions. Is there a more effective way to help us accept our human failings and be motivated to improve?

The Confounding, All-Penetrating And Revolutionary Voice Of God

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

If God had wanted to establish a religion at Sinai, there would have been no need for a kingdom or nation. The Torah aims at far more than collective belief or individual enlightenment.

Of'feh-nsive

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

I sat down with Rabbi S and Rabbi M at the kosher pizza place on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem to talk about the recent controversial conversion bill in Israel.