After 66 generations of hardship, of a universe set against us, we have turned on ourselves. And the results are more destructive than anything else we have suffered.
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I spun out a story about a proud black man, a cop, killed in the line of duty.
Suddenly organized religion made perfect sense—or at least organized Torah Judaism. Its millions of adherents weren’t copping out by choosing to believe and practice in a codified, organized way, but rather had simply plugged into the parameters of the same higher, revealed objective truth.
Yes, the evil Israelis again have upset
The world — shot civilians who’d peacefully met
To throw stones, cut wires, send kites to burn farms
Cellos and violins, harps and trombones,
We can have access to sights, sounds, and senses that lie outside of our present spectrum, and it is very likely that therein lie the answers to questions we as individuals and as a community are so much in need of.
‘Please G-d,’ I begged, ‘Tell me why?’
Suspended Judgment – A Shabbos Costume Ball Kabbalas Shabbos in Tsfas… Kabbalas Shabbos is Tsfas. It’s where, in the times of the Arizal, the weekly Shabbos-arrival ceremony as we know it originated. So I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that it was Kabbalas Shabbos in Tsfas, during our recent visit there, when I had a Read more
Hashem is asking us to keep going, to continue learning even when we feel overwhelmed and despair of ever understanding. It is the effort that counts.
Confessions of a soup-powder connoisseur