Silent Rabbis

Silent Rabbis

Murray Polner: The truth is the Israel lobby doesn’t speak for the majority of us. We were never “One” as a long-discarded UJA fundraising slogan once went. We’re extremely diverse: Zionist, non-Zionist, anti-Zionist, radical, liberal, conservative, reactionary.

Is Modern Technology Killing Us?

Modern Technology Killing Us

Erica Etelsen: The problem with technology is that most innovations have unintended consequences, and those unintended consequences are piling up, causing harm and creating dangers of existential magnitude.

Let Us Now Praise Wealthy Men?

Structural Poverty

Peter Laarman: We should know by now that effective and lasting change is rarely implemented from the top, not even through the visions of the great intellectuals and theologians.

Google Data Reveal Poor Have an Interest Above “Dark” Religion

Googling For Jesus

he estimable David Leonhardt made a media thing happen over the past few days with his Upshot report on what amounts to a NY Times anal exam of web searches, aided and abetted by the non-evildoers at Google. I was traveling when this mess broke, but it was still in front of me via NPR […]

Praying With Women

Catholic Women Priests

Steve Hochstadt: Don’t walk into the wrong church, especially if you see a woman in the pulpit. Then the wrath of the organized church or mosque or temple will be visited upon you.

Will Fallout from Fukushima Ever End?

Fukushima Radiation

Sherwood Ross: The Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown disaster “is not over and will never end,” warns Dr. Helen Caldicott, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and holder of 21 honorary doctorate degrees.

Forget Conservatives, Can ‘Piketty Porn’ Inspire the Left?

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Rev. Peter Laarman: In 2014 it is equally obvious that concentrated wealth is the fundamental moral evil threatening human well being, democracy, and the planet itself. This is why lots of people who would never otherwise go to hear a nerdy economist have been flocking to Piketty’s appearances.

Mother Teresa’s Canonization Dissed

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Rev. Irene Monroe: In his effort to move the church forward, Francis has overlooked women in his calculus. And one person who was ahead of Pope John Paul II in the queue for canonization was Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

The Final Word on Fred Phelps

Fred Phelps Died

Larry Wines: Unfortunately, Fred’s ideas have not died with him, but live on, not just among the members of Westboro Baptist Church, but among the many communities and small minds that refuse to recognize the equality and humanity of our brothers and sisters on this small planet we share.