Published May 28, 2011
This Memorial Day, we should all be asking ourselves how much we benefit from our American lives. How much do we, our children and those we love benefit from living in this country, and how can we acknowledge that we would not be here without the sacrifice of others?
Published April 19, 2011
Passover and Easter are, in many ways, the defining holidays for Jews and Christians, respectively. Yet with all of their differences, there is something profoundly similar, and profoundly American, about both of these holidays. That something is freedom.
Published April 02, 2011
No faith can succeed if it does not work in the lives of the faithful.
Published March 25, 2011
Tell me a person’s beliefs about the afterlife, and I’ll tell you how they are likely to behave in this life, for better or for worse.
Published March 10, 2011
Like most epidemics, our national obsession of comparing leaders we loathe with Hitler, and policies we oppose with Nazism, the sickness transcends the boundaries of politics, race, and ethnicity.
Published March 02, 2011
The Supreme Court defended the right of free speech Wednesday, not the rightness of Westboro Baptist Church or its members, and like the defense of all rights, there is an implicit challenge to all those who cherish those rights.
Published February 08, 2011
While honor killing is usually linked to the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, it is also very much an issue here in the United States. Sadly, and often dangerously, those who claim to address this problem often get it so very wrong.
Published December 01, 2010
The world needs Hanukkah and the opportunity it provides ─ to remember, reconnect, and renew. This is not a Jewish thing, this is about an ancient holiday which promises ways of helping us through turbulent times.
Published November 23, 2010
Developers of the Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan are seeking federal funds, and like most issues in the ongoing controversy around this project, the loudest voices on both sides are getting it wrong
Published November 02, 2010
Religion is not something we check at the voting booth door and it would be oppressive to ask people of faith to do so.