Equality, Honesty and Dignity: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 29 – July 3), we looked at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down all bans on same-sex marriages, the need for all Americans to actively participate in the fight against racism, the extraordinary day for dignity as a leading American value and the smart insights we gain from paying attention to new perspectives. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.


WideCrowd.Prayer.620Humility and Grace in a Profound Visit to Charleston – Irwin Kula

I traveled to Charleston to hold hands and hearts, to listen and learn, to comfort and console. I am still trying to metabolize the profound sacred mixture of anger, sadness, forgiveness, wisdom and grace I experienced. My tradition teaches that… READ MORE


Obama.MarriageEquality.620Dignity Above All – Michael Bernstein

That morning, crowds lined up outside the arena, taking time to be present, knowing their emotions transcended the moment, inseparable from a greater historical struggle. The gathering took shape at the same moment the Supreme Court prepared to reveal… READ MORE


NinaSimone.C.620Wisdom on Bookstores, Sunshine, Music: Must-Read Links – TWD

As we share recent pieces published elsewhere, don’t miss these thought-provoking perspectives on singer Nina Simone, toys and dolls created for surveillance, the ultimate day-off indulgence and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find… READ MORE


WashingtonPost MarriageEqualityI Am an Orthodox Rabbi Who Doesn’t Perform Gay Marriages, But I Celebrate Supreme Court Decision?- Brad Hirschfield

The Supreme Court made history, that much is clear. Less clear, especially for those who do not support same-sex marriage, is that the 5-4 majority opinion, merits celebration even by those… READ MORE


RebuildAmericanTrust.620 An American Struggle: Rebuilding Trust – Brad Hirschfield

Our money bears the words “In God We Trust,” and almost 90% of Americans claim belief in God (or a higher power). But when it comes to government, religions or most other large institutions, a very different picture emerges. According to new polling by Gallup… READ MORE


StatueOfLiberty.620Illuminating and Upholding Our Self-Evident Truths – Brad Hirschfield

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights endowed by our creator – equally, in all of us – are fundamental in America. And while we hold these truths to be self-evident, as our Declaration of Independence says, are we ensuring… READ MORE




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