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Reform Judaism is a Disaster?

According to David Azoulay, Israel’s new minister of religious affairs, Reform Judaism is “a disaster for the nation of Israel.” Rabbi Gilad Kariv, executive director of the Reform movement in Israel, responded to Mr. Azoulay’s remark by calling for his resignation: “Millions of Reform Jews in Israel and the Diaspora have had it with the […]

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God Reigns, God Rains

While speaking at a ProLife Legislative Banquet California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R) seemed to blame her state’s severe drought on the fact that it is not ProLife: “Texas was in a long period of drought until Governor Perry signed the fetal pain bill,” she told the audience. “It rained that night. Now God has his […]

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If Judaism is what it says it is

If Judaism is what it says it is, namely the one true revelation of the one true and only God given to God’s Chosen for the benefit of all humanity, then Judaism matters, and matters supremely. If Judaism is merely an artifact marking the Jews’ romanticized history and cataloging their diverse expressions of literary, cultic, […]

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If spirituality is water, religion is…..

If spirituality is water, religion is….. As I listened to Krista Tippet ask this of Pico Iyer (both of whom I admire greatly) I shouted out my own answer to the query before Pico got a chance to respond. Pico said, “If spirituality is water, religion is tea.” He then explained that he was borrowing […]

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America Changing Religious Landscape

Whose Your Neighbor?

Several days ago the Pew Forum published the results of its latest survey on religious life in the United States: America’s Changing Religious Landscape. Following the trend revealed in its earlier survey, Pew found that the number of Americans identifying with mainstream organized religion continues to decline, while the number of Americans Pew calls “nones” […]

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