This post was originally published on this siteIn the final installment of this five-part series on Am I my Brother’s Keeper? Jewish Approaches to Israeli Minorities, Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy discusses Non-Jewish non-citizens of Israel: Holot from a Jewish perspective. Israel is home to more than 50,000 African Refugees, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea. Some see taking care of these refugees as a manifestation of our national identity. Others see it

This post was originally published on this siteThere is nothing sadder in life than thinking we know what will be. Break through to the joy of not knowing! This podcast was originally published on Sulam Yaakov Sounds.

This post was originally published on this site Fort Wayne Indiana was host to 3 execution style shootings in the past week. Law enforcement officials identified the bodies of Mohamed Taha Omar, 23, Adam K. Mekki, 20, and Muhannad A. Tairab, 17 on Wednesday in the evening to the house where 2 of the 3 young men lived on 800 East Lewis St. in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Appearing  not to be

This post was originally published on this site “A white has no superiority over a black, nor (does) a black have any superiority over a white, except by piety and good action.” The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad “50 states, 50 mosques, 50 adhans. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion,” Said imam Mohamed Magid in the Adams Center during a Friday sermon, as he looked directly at me and smiled. In

This post was originally published on this site A beautiful lesson taught to us by Fudhayl ibn Iyadh, Abdullah ibn AlMubarak, and a servant of Allah who was close to him, and unknown to us. Abdullah ibn AlMubarak said, “I came to Mecca while it had been stricken by drought and the people were praying istisqaa in the masjid Al-Haram, and I was by the gate of Bany Shaybah, when

This post was originally published on this siteRecently I attended a multi-faith symposium on youth crime prevention with the specific focus “Tackling Radicalization in Faiths.”  Speakers included the Imam of the host mosque; faith leaders offering Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Sikh perspectives; and the local mayor and chief of police. The organizers invited me to offer a Jewish perspective. Here are my remarks: The problem of raising teens is not new. In Jewish

This post was originally published on this siteThe New Testament records seven phrases Jesus uttered as he hung on the cross: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (Luke 23.34) “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23.43) “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.” (John 19.26–27) “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt. 27.46;

This post was originally published on this siteThe New Testament records seven phrases Jesus uttered as he hung on the cross: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (Luke 23.34) “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23.43) “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.” (John 19.26–27) “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt. 27.46;

This post was originally published on this siteThe New Testament records seven phrases Jesus uttered as he hung on the cross: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (Luke 23.34) “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23.43) “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.” (John 19.26–27) “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt. 27.46;

This post was originally published on this siteWe discuss “Spotlight,” the story of the investigation into the Boston Catholic sex abuse crisis, and “Son of Saul,” a tale of inner survival at Auschwitz.