Category Archives: Judaism

Increasing Discrimination

It seems to me…. “Discrimination is not done by villains. It’s done by us.” ~ Vivienne Ming[1]. What is wrong with this world. Fear of the strange, the unknown…; xenophobia was a necessary aspect of survival in a primitive world … Continue reading

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The Increase In Intolerance

It seems to me…. “The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi[1]. Another mass shooting. While this time it was in Christchurch, New Zealand, rather than here in the … Continue reading

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Unto Caesar

It seems to me…. “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.[1] Religion is based on a set of personal beliefs; science is based on … Continue reading

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U.S.-Iranian Relations

It seems to me…. “Iran rejects weapons of mass destruction based on its belief system, its religious belief system, as well as well as its ethical standpoint.” ~ Hassan Rouhani[1]. The nuclear agreement signed with Iran on 14 July 2015, … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Religious Certainty

It seems to me… “Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if … Continue reading

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Religion: Literal vs. Figurative

It seems to me… “Religions get lost as people do.”  ~ Franz Kafka. I was raised as a Catholic, attended Catholic high school for two years, a Quaker high school my final two years, and started college at a Southern … Continue reading

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