Why There Is No Room for Neutrality

Why There Is No Room for Neutrality

Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month begins as conspiratorial, dehumanizing totalitarianism continues to rise around the world, bringing with it the threat and reality of more mass violence against specific groups, possibly even portents of genocides to come. The...
Finding Joy During Advent

Finding Joy During Advent

On this third week of Advent, I hope for you the kind of joy that I found this week. Since the birth of my second son, his mother noted that his twenty-first birthday would coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. We knew it would...
Why This Troubled World Should Go On

Why This Troubled World Should Go On

When we hold a baby, we cradle possibility and touch tomorrow. As Carl Sandburg said in his book, Remembrance Rock, “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” Mary and Joseph brought their baby to the temple to do what Torah, the Law of Moses, required of...
When Night Sky Urges Us to Be Light for Others

When Night Sky Urges Us to Be Light for Others

We are living in a very cold and dark time. Yes, it is cold outside and, yes, the darkness at this time of year is significant. And yet, we all know that COVID-19 – the loss of friends and loved ones, the loss of income and employment, the reality of illness and...