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Tag Archives: Judaism

Judaism: Hasidic Mystics: Weekly Summary

God is not only the creator of earth and heaven. God is also the One who created delight and joy. Continue Reading Judaism: Hasidic Mystics: Weekly Summary

Holy Dissent

It is of vital importance for religious people to voice and to appreciate dissent. Continue Reading Holy Dissent

Knowing Less, Loving More

We need transformed people today, and not just people with answers. Continue Reading Knowing Less, Loving More

Shining the Light of Divine Life

It is here, where we stand, that we should try to make shine the light of the hidden divine life. Continue Reading Shining the Light of Divine Life

Silence Is Preferable

Silence is at the very foundation of all reality. Continue Reading Silence Is Preferable

God Before Us Always

Everywhere you look you see God, not as an abstract spirit but as the True Being of all beings. Continue Reading God Before Us Always

A Spiritual Renewal

The great commandment is not “thou shalt be right.” The great commandment is to “be in love.” Continue Reading A Spiritual Renewal

Creation Is Very Good

Original Goodness Creation Is Very Good Tuesday, October 26, 2021 God saw all God had made, and indeed it was very good. —Genesis 1:31 In Judaism, there is no concept of “original sin.” Instead of believing humans are born in sin, Judaism affirms our place in a “very good” creation. Rabbi Ellen Bernstein is a… Continue Reading Creation Is Very Good

Midrash

Jesus and the Bible Midrash Monday, January 7, 2019 More than telling us exactly what to see in the Scriptures, Jesus taught us how to see, what to emphasize, and also what could be de-emphasized or ignored. Beyond fundamentalism or literalism, Jesus practiced a form that the Jewish people called midrash, consistently using questions to keep spiritual meanings open, often reflecting… Continue Reading Midrash

Judaism: Weekly Summary

Judaism Summary: Sunday, August 26-Friday, August 31, 2018 The primary purpose of religion is to help us move beyond the separate-self sense to union with God. —Thomas Keating (Sunday) The Bible shows a relentless movement toward intimacy and divine union between Creator and creatures. For this to happen, there needs to be some degree of… Continue Reading Judaism: Weekly Summary

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