Janet R. Kirchheimer’s poem, The Olympics Return to Germany, 1972, appears in Adanna Literary Journal. The issue, Women and War, honors the legacy of poet Adrienne Rich who passed away in March 2012. Ms. Rich has stated that “war is an absolute failure of imagination.”
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Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade for a variety of reasons. Rabbi Hirschfield says faith can help. Imagine if our faith traditions put dogma and practice behind a central test of whether the faith helps alleviate human despair both within and without the community? What if the true measure of a faith was how well it makes this world we live in a place of greater hope and meaning?
Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, founder of ConverJent was a featured speaker on the Digital Judaism: Tablet To Tablet Conference held at New York University's Abu Dhabi NY Campus in collaboration with the Center for Religion and Media, NYUNY on April 25, 2013.
Clal Resident Tzemah Yoreh, Ph.D. has published the first book in his Biblical Narrative (Kernel to Canon) Series. In Jacob’s Journey he relates ‘ chart the development of biblical narrative, which I believe began with a coherent kernel, an original Bible, if you will, and developed through successive additions into the story we have today.
"On the large wall on the 2nd floor as you cross the atrium there is an astonishing array of photos. Older people and young people, the famous and the unknown, men and women, converts and Jews from birth, people of all races, people of a variety of professions. Already on our journey though the history of American Jews, we are compelled to stop here and take notice. We are reminded that there are real people involved in the narratives of history...."
"...In spite of all the extraordinary technological progress that has taken place since disruptive innovation theory was first posited in 1997 (Innovator's Dilemma, Christensen) certain domains have proved to be quite resistant or slow to adopt change. We have observed that these slow-to-change domains such as education, healthcare, religion, conflict resolution, the environment, politics and the military to name a few represent some of the most critical areas waiting to be disrupted.
Clal Resident Tzemah Yoreh, Ph.D. has just published the first book in his Humanist Prayer Series. In A Love Song for Shabbat he attempts to add some spice to Kabbalat Shabbat. It is intended for anyone who wishes that there were more prayers reflecting contemporary values, while at the same time remaining true to traditional cadences.
"The American Liberty Bell bears this inscription: ‘Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof’ [Leviticus 25:10]. The United States stands for human freedom. Liberty means the freedom for each individual to choose how he or she would live life and pursue happiness. The American people have no master besides themselves...."
"...It’s a yearly frustration for lots of people who try to keep up with the Omer – it’s easy to screw it up and lose track, and according to the tradition, if you mess up, well, hey tough. You’re out of luck. That’s why it’s odd that about a month into the Omer (today, in fact) there’s a little known holiday that’s about…second chances.
Clal Resident Tzemah Yoreh, Ph.D. is a "young New York [Bible Criticism] scholar [who] believes he has unearthed the earliest version of the Bible, which features infanticide, a senseless massacre and only seven commandments…Midrash, it has often been noted, is characterized by a refusal to offer decisive, authoritative interpretations of Biblical text.