Cleaning Our Temple from the Idols We Worship

From the Rabbi’s Study Cleaning Our Temple from the Idols We Worship Two seasoned sailors heard the chaplain preach on the Ten Commandments. When the sermon was over, one sailor muttered to his friend, “Well, at least I never made any graven images.” That sailor, like most of us, looked...

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What Faith Cannot Do

The word faith is widely used as a synonym for “religion,” just as “spiritual” has become, for some, a replacement for “religious.” Thus we might refer to a Christian as a “member of the Christian faith.” A Jew is often described as belonging “to the Jewish faith.” Thus, “faith” and...

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On Time: Young Enough and Old Enough

On Time: Young Enough and Old Enough Is time an ally or an antagonist? It depends. It depends upon how we look upon time and how we use it. Time has been called a thief. That designation offers some truth: Time robs us of our loved ones, steals the springs...

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