Tag: Faith


Inclusive Prayer, Long-Distance Loss and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include letting go of the past, the difference between anxiety and fear, a gathering space for all faiths, long-distance loss… and more. Whatever is transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Letting Go “I simply don’t have the capacity to worry about as many things that I used to really enjoy worrying about…which is really therapeutic, ’cause I can really hold a......

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Guns, Generosity and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include?the film He Named Me Malala, the language we use to describe our purpose in life, the surprising benefits of talking about polarizing issues, the generosity of spirit that creates non-competitive friendships… and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Girl Uninterrupted “Malala has every right to be bitter. A bullet went through her face and severed the nerve, and......

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Oliver Sacks Gets Personal

When world famous neurologist Oliver Sacks, explainer of things human, writes – as he did recently about family, faith and his own impending death – it pays to pay attention. Okay, I admit, I’m biased by virtue of the fact that this amazing doctor and author was the friend and colleague of another doctor and author I respect: my late father-in-law, Dr. Harold Klawans (equally as esteemed around the world by colleagues and fans of his murder mysteries, albeit not quite as well known, as Sacks). They blurbed each other’s books, spoke......

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Judaism in America: It's (Probably) the End of the World as We Know It

This post originally appeared on Patheos.com: We Jews, however we understand ourselves and our Jewishness, are more integrally linked to the larger American culture in which we live than perhaps any previous generation of diaspora Jews, including past generations of American Jews. We are, like it or not, fully at home here. This is not some 21st-century version of Germany in the early 20th century, or a variation on Spain in the 12th. It’s not even that I don’t believe in Israel. I do, and am proud to call myself a Zionist,......

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Celebration, Innovation and Trees: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 22-26), we explored the value of Inside Out for people of all ages, the empowering choice to appreciate “the little things” in life, the book validating a wide range of personal faith journeys, the innovative rabbi breaking with tradition to serve his community and the historic national milestone celebrating the right to get married. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Wisdom on Games, Brains and Progress: Must-Read Links?- TWD Check out these insightful pieces about topics......

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No Ordinary Book About Faith

I recently read a book that I’m delighted to share with The Wisdom Daily community, called Femmevangelical: The Modern Girl’s Guide to the Good News, by Jennifer D. Crumpton. Let’s take a closer look at what the good reverend has written. Yes, I said reverend, but that shouldn’t scare anyone off; this is no ordinary book about religion. In fact, the book isn’t about religion, at least not as religion is often (mis)understood. And it’s certainly not limited to young women, or to those who consider themselves Christian, or Christian-curious. So who......

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Your Job's Not Meaningful? Think Again.

We all need something to believe in, don’t we? It doesn’t have to be God, or religion, which is what many assume when they hear the word “believe.” Don’t we all need something (or someone) that helps us to go beyond ourselves – that helps us to find meaning and purpose when it otherwise eludes us? I think most people do. That’s why I was so excited for The Wisdom Daily to feature Elan Babchuck’s recent post about career crossroads, “Selling Something to Believe In.” I hope today’s post, expanding on Elan’s,......

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Fish, Phones and Bumper Stickers: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (May 18 – May 22), we explored bumper sticker irony, the tech industry’s strong push to keep private smartphone data protected from government overreach, the longing to spend our time and energy on purposeful endeavors, and the candid new video giving young Black men and boys a voice. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Coexisting Beyond Bumper Stickers – Brad Hirschfield Walking with a friend the other day, I noticed these bumper stickers on the back of......

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Selling Something to Believe In

Moments after the first tower fell, a group of unknowing waiters in Boston unlocked the doors of Skipjack’s Seafood Emporium, and began the tedious labor of setting up for Tuesday lunch. Fold napkins, brew coffee, bake rolls… I know these tasks, because I did every one of them, countless times, punching in and out of that restaurant for four years of my life. And while I wasn’t there that September morning in 2001, I know exactly which channels the bartender flipped through before stumbling upon The News. Once The News broke, the......

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