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Torah reading: Genesis 12-17 Haftorah: Isaiah 40:27 to 41:16 One of the things that I think people find most difficult about Abraham's story (and, in general, the Judeo-Christian tradition) is the ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 207 comments on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 07:41 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
News from Israel and Gaza has led me back to a song/video I wrote/produced several years ago. Hope it's helpful to you today. Ishmael and Isaac Two young half brothers 
sons of different ...
by ericfolkerth
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:20 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Corporatism. "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is the merger of corporate and state power." ~ Benito Mussolini There are only two real parties in American politics,
by Ross Lampert
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 01:15 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Cross Posted at Progressive Ideas There are only two real parties in American politics, but perhaps not the ones you think. Our system promotes a two party state because of the mechanics of our ...
by Ross Lampert
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 04:53 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Torah: Genesis 12:1 to 17:27 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27 to 41:16 The Lord said to Abram: “Go from [lech l'chah] your country, your people and your father’s household, to the land ...
by Navy Vet Terp
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 05:57 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Rosh Hashana begins at sundown on September 28, and ends at sundown September 30. On both days of the holiday, we read from the Torah about Abraham and his family. On the first day, we read about ...
by ramara
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 04:24 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
It seems our diary planned for this morning won't be ready after all, so I thought I would offer a topic to initiate our Friday morning conversation. It occurs to me that sometimes it's not just a ...
by etbnc
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Apr 22, 2011 at 06:16 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Reaching out to young people is especially critical at this time. With mounting psycho-social stress attributed to an increasingly uncertain future, young people are going to need support grappling ...
by Tim Hjersted
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Apr 03, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Sometimes one's friends can be more difficult to deal with than one's enemies. Over the years, since I first read it, I have come upon various admiring references to Daniel Quinn's "Ishmael." Always ...
by veritas curat
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Jul 26, 2010 at 11:05 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
The magical reach of the blogosphere has allowed me to make some of the most amazing connections of my life. One of these was with a kossack known here ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 285 comments on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 11:00 AM PDT with 289 Recommends
Certain myths upon which our society is founded perpetuate lesser myths which, whole being no less true, can be much more harmful. The biggest myth of all is our creation myth . It ...
by michlawa2
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun May 17, 2009 at 04:44 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Okay- this is my first Daily Kos diary, so be gentle! I am compelled to post this as a parent and community activist and I invite your commentary... My husband and I recently viewed the entire on-...
by peacemom528
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Mar 24, 2009 at 10:25 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
This is also posted on Street Prophets. For the past few summers, some members of my congregation have met for a writing group. We focus on the prayers and readings of the High Holiday services.
by ramara
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Sep 12, 2008 at 12:46 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
There have been many books I have read that have caused me to stop and ponder, some have caused me to understand another view, and some have caused me to wonder why they were ever written. Few ...
by Forgiven
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 06:31 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Earlier in the year, when the Jack Abramoff scandal was still in the news, Larry King interviewed those famous reporters that uncovered Watergate: Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein. Here's Carl ...
by Quequeg
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Dec 03, 2006 at 08:35 AM PST with 10 Recommends
by ilona
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Nov 04, 2005 at 09:28 AM PST with 3 Recommends