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Confusing Jews with Judaism

Thinking Theology

If the allegations are true, I’ll be deeply saddened and, frankly, pissed. Pissed because someone who supposedly represents Orthodox Judaism as a spiritual leader ignored its principles. Pissed because his actions are inevitably associated with a community with which I identify. Pissed because his identity as a rabbi implies that his behavior is OK within our value system. It’s not. Read More…

Nina-Djukic

Reaching heaven, brick by brick

The new age bard

Assuming colorblindness and natural indiscriminateness will get us into all kinds of trouble. The only way we may combat this silent fog of prejudice is by acknowledging that it it is there. Read More…

Jacob-Leonard-B+W

Naked celebrities are people too

Millenial Meltdown

Imagine that it’s a Friday night. You know what that means: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” Nestle Drumsticks and some Ibuprofen. A little medical marijuana for your, uh, restless foot syndrome. Maybe some friends. Read More…

boni-mata

Do you love your vagina?

Sex on Tuesday

This one goes out to all of those female-bodied individuals up in the club — or the classroom; it’s whatever. You may or may not own a vagina if you’re reading this right now, but chances are, you probably appreciate the mighty power of the pussy. Read More…

Sara-Weissman-full

It’s not easy being green

Thinking Theology

The concept of Earth stewardship, present in multiple faiths, creates a strong foundation for religious communities to play an active role in environmentalism, while existing initiatives set a powerful precedent and goal. But, religious folks, it’s time we do more; it’s time we look to the sky and see the vast potential our communities hold. Read More…

Nina-Djukic

Out of the sea, into the fire

The New Age Bard

We cannot live in fear of rocking the boat, or we may as well never leave the harbor. We cannot live in fear of our world going up in flames when if your heart is right, all you will do is rise like a phoenix from the ashes, again and again. Read More…

Jacob-Leonard-B+W

Shh, Glenn Beck is speaking

Millennial Meltdown

What do George Will, Condoleezza Rice, Christine Lagarde, Robert Zoellic, Ben Carson, Michelle Obama and my busboy application to TGI Friday’s all have in common? They all have, in the last few months, faced unjustified, ill-advised and intensely troubling rejections. Read More…

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Wearing faith on your sleeve

Thinking Theology

After speaking with students about their visible religious identities, what interested me most was that, basically, they all said the same thing. Despite their very diverse ideologies, I was struck by the beauty of their commitment and the shared complexities of their outward expressions of faith. Read More…

Jacob-Leonard-B+W

The gospel of Snapchat

Millennial Meltdown

I’m no ghost expert. Nor do I imagine, based on the drawing of the ghost on the application icon, is Snapchat. But I would hazard to guess that ghosts are either invisible or, on the whole, fairly inconspicuous. Read More…