The Wisdom Daily: Dodging Default Bullet Doesn’t Equal Peace October 17, 2013

"Peace. It’s not just the absence of war. And security, whether it is military, economic, or emotional, is about much more than the absence of an active battle. “The U.S. economy dodged a bullet today. But the reprieve will be short,” Paul Edelstein, director of financial economics at IHS Global Insight, said Wednesday in an analysis. Scary stuff, because dodging bullets is not the same as making peace — just ask any soldier who has gone to war. We need more than bullet dodging.

The Wisdom Daily: When We the People Don’t Vote, We Don’t Have a Voice October 16, 2013

"Whatever one’s politics, it is pretty clear we have a dysfunctional government in which partisanship and party lines trumps compromise. It’s easy to blame politicians, to judge their motivations, but where is our own responsibility? Where are “We the People” in all of this? The fact is relatively few of us vote – less than 60% in presidential years and only 40% in midterms – which, makes us 120th of 169 countries on voter turnout.

Wisdom of the Prayers: A Prayer for Strength to Care for an Aging Parent October 16, 2013

Wisdom of prayers is illustrated in four short videos produced by Diva Communications and based on the writings of Rabbi Naomi Levy. Creative adviser: Rabbi Irwin Kula. Watch a prayer for strength to care for an aging parent.

Wisdom of the Prayers: A Prayer at Retirement October 16, 2013

Wisdom of prayers is illustrated in four short videos produced by Diva Communications and based on the writings of Rabbi Naomi Levy. Creative adviser: Rabbi Irwin Kula.

The Wisdom of the Prayers series was made possible by a grant from Odyssey Networks.
Produced and directed by Diva Communications.
10/16/13

Wisdom of the Prayers: A Prayer for Guidance October 16, 2013

Wisdom of prayers is illustrated in four short videos produced by Diva Communications and based on the writings of Rabbi Naomi Levy. Creative adviser: Rabbi Irwin Kula. Watch the prayer for guidance.

Wisdom of the Prayers: A Birthday Prayer October 16, 2013

Wisdom of prayers is illustrated in four short videos produced by Diva Communications and based on the writings of Rabbi Naomi Levy. Creative adviser: Rabbi Irwin Kula. Enjoy the birthday prayer!

Science + Religion = Better World October 15, 2013

"Extremist ideologies have for too long framed the conversation about the role of religion in society...If you’re like most Reform Jews, you don’t identify with either extreme. You might want to embrace both science and religion, but with an either/or scenario driving the public discussion, it becomes difficult to find a comfortable way that is both scientifically grounded and spiritually uplifting. Is there such a way? The answer is yes.

Exodus: From Egypt to Sinai October 14, 2013

Clal Resident Tzemah Yoreh, Ph.D. uncovers another interpretation of the Exodus story. In the earliest version of the Exodus account the Israelites were not enslaved, only prevented from leaving; there were not ten plagues, only three; and the firstborn Egyptians weren’t killed because the Israelites left after the plague of darkness.

Brad Hirschfield: Live from Israel October 11, 2013

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield talks with Sean Herriott about interfaith philanthropic work in Israel as well as the openness, vibrancy and diversity of Israeli society as experienced by visitors to Israel today.

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From Morning Air on Relevant Radio, 10/10/13

A Land of Promise: LECH LECHA October 10, 2013

"At the beginning of the Museum’s exhibition on the fourth floor, we face a Torah scroll from Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia. It looks quite old. As a matter of fact, it is so old that it cannot be repaired. Every week, the members took it out, read and learned from it. Time and use took its toll, and eventually the accumulating wear made the Torah scroll Passul, or unfit to read from. But the power of the words remains. ..."

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