Monthly Archives: February 2013

Purim and Social Responsibility

While most of us love Purim because of the costumes, songs, parties and hamantaschen, a close reading of Megillat Esther reveals that Purim is also a holiday that challenges us to embrace core practices of social responsibility. As a writer … Continue reading

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Rabbi David Hartman, Zekher Tzaddik Livrakhah

Today, the Jewish world lost one of its giants, Rabbi David Hartman.   Hartman began his career as a congregational rabbi in Montreal, made aliyah and founded the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and became a lifelong advocate of thinking … Continue reading

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Something to Read…

When Judaism, Christianity, Islam attempt to locate common ground with one another, we frequently cite the biblical figure Abraham as a unifying religious symbol that the three traditions share.    While I would never discount the desire of well-meaning religious … Continue reading

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