Across the country, Americans are demanding change in our broken health care system. They are calling for equal access to and better quality of health care, and stressing the moral imperative for health care reform. They are telling Congress: The time is now. Over 40 national faith organizations, including the URJ, have come together to plan the largest faith-inspired mobilization to ever happen around health care reform. Thousands will gather for an Interfaith Service of Witness and Prayer for Health Care...Read More
On Monday, May 25th, officials from North Korea claimed they had conducted a nuclear test, leading to widespread condemnation and forthcoming additional sanctions.
Before the official announcement was made, however, 23 seismic monitors in the region had already detected the impact of the relatively small explosion. In the weeks to come, sensors that detect radioactive particulates and noble gases will confirm the nuclear test. Further confirmation...Read More
...Priest and prophet alike, they all act falsely, They offer healing offhand for the wounds of My people, Saying "Peace, peace," when there is no peace.-Jeremiah 6:13-14 (and 8:10-11)
Recently I was invited to speak at a conference on "Discovering and Accepting the Other," at Nes Ammim, a Christian community tucked among the avocado and banana orchards just south of...Read More
Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited and met with President Obama as well other member of the Administration, Congress, and Jewish community, including RAC Director David Saperstein.
Ahead of this visit, a group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders, including heads of more than 25 national religious organizations, wrote a letter to President Obama. Their letter commends Obama's commitment to making Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace a high priority of his Presidency, strongly...Read More
We have been running a series of two-day seminars for participants in pluralistic pre-army preparatory programs ("leadership academies") that have become popular in recent...Read More