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One God, No God, Idolatry, and More

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
November 25, 2019

Scott Shay, entrepreneur, thought leader, Jewish community activist, and author of two books, recently talked with us. Here’s what he said about God, religion, and more.

What Noah and His Ark Taught Me about Being "Good Enough"

C.E. Harrison
October 30, 2019

When we can’t be Moses or Esther or whomever we want to be like, it’s OK – it’s necessary, even – to be Noah. Being “good enough” may not have the same glamor as leading an entire people to the Promised Land, but do you know what being “good enough” accomplished? In Noah’s case, it meant being trusted by the Holy Blessed One to literally start the entire world from scratch.

Labor Day: A Shabbat for Us All

Sarah Greenberg
The first Monday of September, Labor Day, is a type of “national Shabbat.” As a nation, we put down our tools, take our hands off our keyboards, and celebrate the work and achievement of American workers throughout history.

Smashing Bottles, Smashing Idols

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
June 5, 2019

Dr. Ruhama Weiss, a professor at the Reform seminary in Jerusalem, challenge our assumptions as she examines the intersection of ancient texts and human experience.