Seeing people in a nuanced manner helps us to simultaneously protect ourselves from being hurt while finding redeeming qualities in those we had previously written off. Yet, our brains are programmed to make sweeping snap judgments about people. How can we fight this tendency and view people in their totality?
God is all- powerful and good, yet there is injustice. What is the Jewish response to this seemingly unanswerable contradiction between belief and reality?
One of today’s most popular buzz words is Mindfulness. Does Mindfulness have any religious value?
It has been said that the God of the so called “Old Testament” is a judgmental God. Is that truly the case?
By performing the Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick) we can help to physically heal the sick.
Part two of this series addresses the question of how Judaism distinguishes between the natural and man-made and why these differences are significant.
A record number of Americans are unhappy with the candidates and the harsh tenor of the campaign. Judaism provides us with a model which can foster civil and productive disagreement.
How can a universal God who creates all in his image have a chosen people? What does it mean to be God’s chosen people?
What can the prophet Hagi teach us about how we should react to the reality that the proposed deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program will be ratified.
Should we always forgive? And if we are going to forgive how should we?
Rabbi Steven Saks
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