"As the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht approaches, Holocaust-related stories surface more often and resonate more deeply. Of particular note is Ebay making Nazi artifacts available for sale. As the last survivors of the Holocaust perish, the ethics of memory — what this story is really about — becomes entirely our question to deal with.
"...Seeing is much more than having our eyes wide open, we see far less of our world than we think we do. Obviously this can contribute to real world problems whether it is TSA agents manning baggage scanners at airports or radiologists reading x-rays whose expectations and focus might actually make them more susceptible to miss things right in front of their eyes...."
"Jacob is running for his life. He and his mother Rebecca colluded to deprive his older brother Esau of his father Isaac’s blessing. Jacob now sets out on life-changing journey to find himself and the direction his life should take...."
"...So help me God.Those enlisting now have the option of omitting those last 4 words, to which I say ‘Thank God’! As a believer, I welcome this change in policy for precisely the same reasons that I reject the call by some to remove the phrase from the oath altogether. Faith flourishes best when freedom of conscience reigns for all. It’s as simple as that, no matter how many extremists from either the faith-based or atheist-driven communities say otherwise...."
"...In his newest book, Gladwell devotes a chapter to people with dyslexia showing that the skills they leverage to compensate for their condition can also lead to a life of extraordinary accomplishment...The proportion of high-profile entrepreneurs who are dyslexic is strikingly high.
Join Clal’s well–known teacher and chant composer, Rabbi Andrew Hahn (the Kirtan Rabbi) for a series of of sacred call-and-response singing and devotional learning in Maine this weekend. Kirtan Rabbi @ Kabbalat Shabbat service at Colby College's Hillel - Waterville, ME...
"The human story is largely a story of departure and transition. Individuals, whole communities, tribes, villages, and nations are often in transition, leaving their homes in search of greater resources or greater personal safety. The Jewish story, in particular, is often about departure, exile, and journey. Jews are often referred to as a “wandering” people, an entirely accurate description, seen through the broad scope of Jewish stories and history.
"On October 1 (and about four and half weeks early), my wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world. It truly was every bit as incredible, miraculous, joyous and nerve-wracking as everyone told us it would be. We can’t quite believe we have brought a new person into this world, and every time I hold her, or feed her at 3:30 AM, or bless her on Shabbat, when I look at her, all I can think of is, “Who will she be?”..."
Watch Rabbi Irwin Kula, Angela Maiers and Dr. James Doty take their conversation to the next level by discussing "innovating compassion." The Rabbi, visionary educator and neurosurgeon met a few weeks ago at the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) Summit in Providence, RI, a gathering of over 400 innovators from across different fields coming together to discuss their innovation stories...
"When people we love die, how do maintain our connection to them? In Jewish tradition one of the ways we sustain these ties is by marking the anniversary of the death through prayer and ritual..."