Appreciation Leads to Awe, Radical Amazement

Appreciation Leads to Awe, Radical Amazement

Albert Einstein famously proclaimed that he did not believe God played dice with the universe. As with all such pithy sayings from famous skeptics – especially ones that seem to reveal an unexpected feature of an internal landscape – a lot of people of faith have...
King, Heschel: Fast Friends and Activists

King, Heschel: Fast Friends and Activists

Ten days before he was murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed the convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, the gathering of rabbis from the Conservative Movement (denomination). He came at the invitation of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. The two men had become fast...
When Adults Don’t Outgrow Childhood ‘Cooties’

When Adults Don’t Outgrow Childhood ‘Cooties’

It was third or fourth grade, and it just was not cool to like members of the opposite sex. There were a few long-time friends with whom we could interact somewhat privately, but otherwise no contact was permissible. They had cooties. You probably know variations....