“Just by choosing to be here, you can’t help but be a part of it.”
Should artists and writers be political? Should they serve the interests of the haves or have-nots, or should they be apolitical
Typical of his modesty, he spoke of the 1948 war with a kind of carefree innocence. "There was no basic training," he chuckled
Aviya Kushner's book The Grammar of God: A Journey Into the Words and Worlds of the Bible is profoundly personal. Kushner grew up in a Hebrew-speaking, scholarly household in which the Bible--read in the original Hebrew--was often the center of conversation and debate.
I consider myself Christian-among-other-things. Raised a Methodist, I still believe in the Christian creed, liberally interpreted
Growing up, churches were simply buildings that I did not enter. Not because I felt unwelcome by Christians, but because I didn't even know any of them in the first place.
Residents in the small Louisiana community of Gardner contacted both the local sheriff's department and the media to report
The Ba'al Tefila (prayer leader) was old, probably in his 80s, his complexion wan, his hair snow white and thin, his posture stooped, but his voice was strong enough to reach every part of the large main sanctuary.
We humans are a mixed bag. There is a lot of goodness in us. There is a lot of brokenness in us. It would be marvelous if we could have the goodness without the brokenness. Much of humanity has dreamed of this for many, many years.
Passover is fast approaching, and Jews the world over are planning their annual Seders. But the sad truth is, so many Seders are as dull as a piece of plain matzo. Now yours doesn't have to be! Just follow these simple steps to host a Seder that will seriously kick some ass.
"No quere ... dormir," mumbles Olivia as her breathing deepens and her eyes finally stay shut. She means "no quiero dormir," "I don't want to sleep" in Spanish, but her conjugations haven't quite come in yet. I don't care. It's been an hour and a half, she's finally asleep in any language, and I tiptoe out.
Usually when a film depicting a story from the Bible is made, the main danger for a studio is angering religious groups who feel that the film is attacking their beliefs or strays too far from accepted (or at least favored) interpretations.