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Faith Voices: Do We See the World As It Really Is? – Rabbi Hillel Katzir
This week the Jewish world is observing the holiday of Purim. The story of this holiday is told in the Biblical book of Esther. On the surface, it’s a story of the Jewish People being threatened with annihilation by Haman, a royal official who seems to hate Jews because one Jew, Mordecai, won’t bow down […]
Faith Voices: Sacred Activism, Rev. Wendy Jones
A few weeks ago, I came across an interview of a spiritual teacher named Matt Kahn who was talking about something called "sacred activism." He defines sacred activism as “external empowered decision making that affects the greater good of all.” He says sacred activism is made up by “decisions and choices based on what we […]
Faith Voices: When Liberation Has Us Coming and Going – Rabbi Brian Field
The wisdom of the Torah sometimes reveals itself in the close examination of wording of the text. This time of the year, Jews are reading the story of the Exodus, relearning the path of justice and liberation. When God instructs Moses to confront Pharaoh, God says “Lech” (Ex. 7:15), meaning “go”. Later, God says to […]