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by L C Johnson
Comment Count 1106 comments on Sun Jul 16, 2006 at 08:33 AM PDT with 380 Recommends
I have been thinking - and writing - a lot recently about the nature of love, of caring, of concern. And on this, the final Brothers and Sisters for 2009, I would like to continue that exploration.
by brothers and sisters at dailykos
Comment Count 124 comments on Sun Dec 27, 2009 at 05:00 PM PST with 64 Recommends
It all happened before. A ship sailing to Palestine. Its organizers care not so much about the ship's arrival. They want to bring world attention to the injustices in Palestine. Live broadcasts ...
by Assaf
Comment Count 77 comments on Sat May 29, 2010 at 09:38 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
(Cross-posted from The Ones You Didn't Hear in Sunday School ) “You’re a preacher’s kid, maybe you can answer this,” my high school art teacher said; “Why does Moses have horns?” “...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 124 comments on Sun May 11, 2014 at 02:00 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
Torah reading: Exodus 13:17 to 17:16. Haftarah reading: Judges 4:4 to end of chapter 5. I volunteered for D'var Torah this week since I’ve always been quite a feminist -- or, as I prefer to put ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 116 comments on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:39 AM PST with 40 Recommends
This is part of a Wednesday series on Goddess spirituality and political activism. I have a weird, morbid fascination with the “ex-gay” movement. I’ve never had the slightest ...
by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Aug 05, 2009 at 09:24 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Last week I was out walking around the Back Bay-South End area of Boston and I passed one of my favorite people watching venues, ...
by GLBT and Friends at Daily Kos
Comment Count 57 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2008 at 05:45 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Numerous news sources are reporting that ISIS leaders in the new Islamic State, have ordered Christians in the city of Mosul to either convert to Islam, pay a protection fee (known as a jiziya), or ...
by Hey338Too
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 05:11 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Just finished reading the second chapter of Karen Armstrong's new book, The Case for God . This chapter looks at the historical development of the first five books of the Bible (...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 147 comments on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 04:54 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Special Note: Please pray for the safety and healing of our brothers and sisters in Haiti and give mightily the relief fund of your choice. Mine is ...
by mg3ca
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 06:44 PM PST with 22 Recommends
D’var Torah: Tetsaveh Torah reading: Exodus 27:20 to 30:10. Haftarah: Ezekiel 43: 10-27. When I was a young child -- maybe 7 or 8 years old -- I set out to read the entire (Christian) Bible, from ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:11 AM PST with 17 Recommends
The Torah reading this week is from Exodus, and begins with God telling Moses that the Israelites have made the golden calf, and that Moses had better get down and deal with ...
by ramara
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2009 at 05:52 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
These bitter greens that we eat: for what reason? Because the Egyptians embittered the lives our ancestors in Egypt, as it is said (Exodus 1:14): "They made their lives bitter with hard labor, with ...
by Batya the Toon
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 02:26 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
What I read last month. This month, my middle Ages-centered reading continues with a history of the early middle ages by Chris Wickham, works by Augustine, Ptolemy and Boethius, and two more ...
by AdmiralNaismith
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST with 16 Recommends
This series is being posted before the first seder, which occurs this year on the evening of April 18. The Seder is the ceremonial meal marking the beginning of Passover, or Pesach. Passover is ...
by ramara
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 05:35 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Mishpatim: Torah portion: Exodus 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8-22, 33:25-26 Over the last few portions of the Torah, we see a grand script worthy of epic movies (in fact, it has been the ...
by A DC Wonk
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 08:35 AM PST with 15 Recommends
The holiday of Passover is full of imagery of redemption and freedom. We talk about the idea of going "me'avdut l'cherut" (from slavery to freedom) and "mi'geulah li'geulah" (from redemption to ...
by JLan
Comment Count 32 comments on Sat Apr 16, 2011 at 05:23 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Torah Readings: Regular reading Exodus 30:11 to end of chapter 34. Second special Torah reading: Numbers 19: 1-22 (purification for Passover in Temple days) Special Haftarah: Ezekiel 36: 16-38 ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:59 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Passover, or Pesach, begins on the 15th of the month of Nissan. It celebrates the Exodus and the inception of Hebraism, the creation of the Jewish People. (The so-called "Jewish" New Year, which ...
by bluebird of happiness
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 06:00 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
There is a story: When God decided to redeem the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, he knew he would need a leader who was Israelite but who was never a slave. He thought about it, and decided he ...
by ramara
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 07:00 AM PST with 12 Recommends