We need to return to the Jewish definition of progress as “whatever advances the redemption of humankind and the world.”
Health & Well-being
“This is a world war between the culture of Israel and the culture of Edom.”
Apparently someone thought that it would be easier for a parent to remember their smartphone than to remember not to leave their child to die in a locked car.
For me, self-censored input includes that which demeans human dignity, undermines my valued relationships, or stimulates selfishness and other small-minded traits.
“Why do they lean this way?” I asked my father.
“It’s the wind,” he told me. “How would you like to be blown all year round for sixty years?”
We keep hearing about the opioid addiction crisis. People are dying. What to do?
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.
Giving from love vs giving from resentment Have you experienced the contrast of being the recipient of chesed from someone who gave with an open heart, and someone who didn’t? When the giver gives from a place of superiority, scorn, or resentment, it feels totally different to me. In fact, instead of creating love and […]
Order in the playroom! I suppose it sounds oxymoronic to call for order in a playroom, something akin to witnessing the disorder of a basketball court in a courtroom (though considering the games sometimes played in a secular court, they might as well add that!). Nevertheless, during my young married life in suburbia, I wielded […]
If the evidence for vaccine safety and effectiveness is so overwhelming and incontrovertible, then why are so many of the rabbinical and medical ‘experts’ on vaccines in the orthodox Jewish community trying to close down the debate before it even begins?