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April 20, 2014
Irwin Kula Irwin Kula
Mourning Online - What Does This Mean for Traditional Religion

If there is one thing religion has historically been good at and its clergy and institutions used for it is death management. Well, these days with "None" the fastest growing religious identification - more than 20% of all Americans and more than 30% of those under 32 years of age so identified - it shouldn't be surprising that close to 30% of all funerals in America happen without any clergy....

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Brad Hirschfield Brad Hirschfield
What is Microaggression and Why Does It Matter

Are we fast-becoming a culture of victims, endlessly seeking new grievances and hurts in order to define ourselves? Or, are we simply becoming increasingly and appropriately sensitive to the impact of our words upon others? A key to unlocking that puzzle may be found in conversations popping up all over the place about something called Microaggression. Don't know that is? Neither did I until a...

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Brad Hirschfield Brad Hirschfield
Celebrate Passover with Mel Gibson, Roger Daltry and Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week is Passover, and its promise of freedom is for all people and taught by many kinds of teachers in many different ways. Here are three people - none of them Jewish, by the way - who never met each other, but meet in my head and heart this Passover. Each inspires me with their unique voice, and each invites us to ask what freedom means to us. Watch and see. ...

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Irwin Kula Irwin Kula

Wanting it All and Always Finding Enough

Posted April 15, 2014 @ 10:04 am
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Wanting it All and Always Finding Enough

There is a well-known song sung at every Passover Seder - a meditation on gratitude - called Dayenu, which means, "It would have been enough". The song acknowledges 15 major biblical events inviting people to sing "dayenu" after each one. If the Israelites were liberated from Egypt but the sea didn't divide - "dayenu" - it would have been enough. If the Israelites got through the sea but had no...

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