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The Jewish High Holy Days Explained
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

At sundown on Sept. 24, Jews around the world will turn the page on the Jewish calendar to begin the new year, Rosh Hashanah. Happy 5775 ! At sundown on Sept. 24, Jews around t ...

Rabbis Push Congress on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 09/18/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

In the midst of the Jewish holiday season, more than 1,200 rabbis and cantors have urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. In the midst of the Jewish holiday seas ...

Another Way for Jews to Atone This Yom Kippur: The eScapegoat
Originally Posted: 08/29/2013 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

The weeks leading up to the Jewish High Holy Days are supposed to be marked by self-questioning: What failings must I atone for, and to whom must I apologize? A group of artists, writers and animators are hopi ...

#OccupyWallStreet: The Faith Factor
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Slowly but surely, as media coverage of the #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations in New York and across the country continues to grow, attention is turning toward what the spiritual/religious/faith elements are t ...

'Apology Porn' and Yom Kippur
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

If there had been a way to power-wash my brain, I would have done it.</p> If there had been a way to power-wash my brain, I would have done it. The words, images, and em ...

Israel, Gaza, and the Goldstone Report: A Call for Self-Examination During the High Holy Days
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3/1/#599051510_WL6dK"></a>During these days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Jews ar ...

God's Image and Caesar's Image: Torture and the Currency of Empire
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>One of the central teachings of Torah is that all human beings are made in the Image of God. That teaching and what flows from it are at the heart of Jewish prohibitions on the use of torture -- and p ...