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Charles Manson and the Rest of Us

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Charles Manson in dead.  Manson the murderous mesmerizing monster. He was the perfect apocalyptic Boogie Man for the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. A guitar playing, sexed up, magnetic guru with scary eyes who ordered the members of his ragtag commune to kill seven people in two locations on as many nights, including actress…

The Bible and the Current “Me Too” Feeding Frenzy

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All of us are troubled by the daily reports of men being outed for having been inappropriate with women. And we should be disturbed. Whenever women are demeaned, mistreated, or abused, we should all be disturbed and supportive of those who have been victimized. Currently, the term “victimization” covers a wide range of behaviors. Some…

Being a Spiritual Entrepreneur: Holy Risk-Taking

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Ruach Risk-Taking is a term developed by Rabbi Rich Nichol. His congregation is called Ruach Israel (Spirit of Israel), so I guess that’s where the term comes from. But today I will use the term “Ruach” and apply this to our relationship with the Divine Presence. I thought we might explore together  how to exercise…

Help Toward Discovering Prayer, God, and Perhaps Yourself

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Here at Interfaithfulness, we help people navigate the intersection of the Christian and Jewish worlds. Often this means handling frayed or even broken relationships, building or repairing bridges, and as we say in our Friends and Family Workshops, Making Peace, Bringing Peace, and Being Peace in all of these contexts.  In dealing with such matters, it is…

Antisemitism Is In The Air: Can You Smell It?

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Antisemitism is like a black mold that infests the foundations of Western civilization. Under certain conditions, that mold activates, and the spores spread, and sometimes the stink is impossible to ignore. Such was the case this past week with the neo-Nazi/alt-right demonstration in Charlottesville and the murder of Heather Heyer. And now the spores are…