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What Is It About Bedtime?

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Daylight is fading, eyelids are drooping -- a gentle goodnight seems natural. On the other hand, there is the "simple task" of getting a child to bed, tucking them in, and finally going to take care of "grown-up stuff." How difficult it is to preserve this escapable sacred experience.

What We Mean When We Say 'God'

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

We need religion that encourages personal questioning and critical thinking. We need less doctrine and more humble acknowledgement of mystery. We need more of what the early Hasidic rabbis of Eastern Europe called mochin d'gadlut -- an open, expansive mind.

Praying On Planes: Rights And Responsibilities

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Our freedom to pray in the public square comes with parallel obligations: we must communicate with others so they can understand and we must understand how our obligations should change so we can co-exist with others.