Story of Hebrews’ liberation cries out to be universal

Perhaps no story from the Hebrew Bible (the Christian Old Testament) is better known than the story of the Exodus –Moses leading the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt. The confrontations between Moses and Pharaoh, the ten plagues, the splitting of the Red Sea have all been depicted in books and films. Movies like The … More Story of Hebrews’ liberation cries out to be universal

Search for meaning can come through religious storytelling Religion can be seen as a search for meaning through storytelling. A few weeks ago, Jews celebrated Passover, a holiday built around telling the story of liberation from slavery in Egypt. It is, of course, the story told in the Book of Exodus. But at Passover, Jews read the story in a text called … More Search for meaning can come through religious storytelling

Quote of the Day

“If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.” –Dalai Lama XIV, The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality

Why I Support the Palestinian Law of Return

Originally posted on Shalom Rav:
(Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/ If there’s one thing that virtually all Zionists can agree upon, from the political right to left and everywhere in between, it is their abject unwillingness to accept the Palestinian right of return. There is an almost visceral quality to this rejection, which is invariably presented as an existential…

Quote of the Day

“Suppose that a man leaps out of a burning building—as my dear friend and colleague Jeff Goldberg sat and said to my face over a table at La Tomate in Washington not two years ago—and lands on a bystander in the street below. Now, make the burning building be Europe, and the luckless man underneath … More Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“An ideology that divides the world into those who are worth more and those who are worth less, into superior and inferior beings, does not have to reach the dimensions of the German genocide to be wrong.”–Amira Hass