What a World!

What a World!

Originally posted on Language Can Kill: Messages of Genocide:
The sound that broke the barrier of segregation: Today is the anniversary of Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday in 1939. From the day that the DAR refused to allow her to sing at Constitution Hall until this day much progress has…

Historic Event: Are We Still Alone?

Historic Event: Are We Still Alone?

The times they are a-changin.’ Last night a very interesting and historic event took place. According to the Jewish moderator, it was a “divine miracle.” Three men came together to speak on Jewish – Christian relations in an Orthodox Synagogue in Manhattan. Two of the men are Orthodox Jews,  and the third is a Christian. … Continue reading

Theological Stress Disorder: 5 Common Triggers

Theological Stress Disorder: 5 Common Triggers

Recently I wrote about Roma Downey’s new movie Son Of God, and confessed to unintentionally napping through parts of it. My mental and emotional apparatus needed an escape from the theologically implausible and downright wacky “Biblical” depictions, and I was distracted by “hunky” Jesus. The next thing I knew, I was sound asleep. Later I … Continue reading

Legacies & A Personal Purim Story

Legacies & A Personal Purim Story

Thursday night I sat on my best friend’s front porch along with her son, new daughter-in-law, and their twin baby boys. We text all the time, but I haven’t seen my crazy Italian friend in a few months. We have the kind of seasoned relationship that can be picked up at a moments notice and … Continue reading

Jewish Bookstore Pt 2

Jewish Bookstore Pt 2

I left off in the Jewish bookstore, frustrated because Avi believed the reason Jews rejected Jesus as the messiah was because he was a pagan, therefore they chose fidelity to God, rather than allowing Jesus to lead them into paganism. Oy! To be clear, I didn’t go to the Jewish bookstore to talk about Jesus. … Continue reading

Jewish Bookstore

Jewish Bookstore

I stepped out of the bitter cold and into the warmth of a New York Jewish bookstore. Looking for a good commentary, I knew there’d be a variety to touch, feel, and choose from. No matter how inconspicuous I try to be in such places, I’m always asked, with knitted brow: “Uh, are you, okay? … Continue reading

God Says: Remember Not To Forget Amalek

God Says: Remember Not To Forget Amalek

The book of Deuteronomy is Moses’ final sermon to the Israelites before he dies, and they go into the land of Israel. In chapter 25 he recounts the story of their departure from Egypt: “Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you came out of Egypt, how he attacked you on the … Continue reading

“Why Did You Whore With A Jew?”

“Why Did You Whore With A Jew?”

“History has no past and no future- it is now. Any time we make a choice to do something good or bad we become part of history.” -Rita Kuhn Listening to Rita recount her story, I felt the hair on the back of my neck prickle and my stomach clench. A portion of her story–she’s … Continue reading

Upcoming Series

Upcoming Series

Hello, how’ve you been? Long time no see, and all that jazz! I wish I could say I’ve been on hiatus, a sabbatical, or some retreat. I have always wanted the opportunity to say I’ve been “wintering” in a warmer climate too–but I live in CA where the temperature at the end of January was … Continue reading