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  • Skokie Holocaust Memorial Monument
    How can this happen in the land of the free and the home of the brave?
    Author's Note: This piece I dedicate to my dear late friend, Anthony (Tony) "Budzo" Mazzulla, one of the funniest and most enabling persons it has been my privilege to know and count as a friend.1987 was a busy and important year for...
  • A male Women of the Wall supporter was arrested after trying to pass a Torah over to the Women's section
    Women of the Wall again barred from reading Torah as police arrest supporter
    The feminist Jewish women's prayer group Women of the Wall (WoW) Nashot HaKotel saw a step back in the goal of religious equality. Police and security barred them access to Torah scroll to read from during Rosh Hodesh Sivan services and...
  • Top of the Rockies SPJ Pro Region 9 first-place award for Schmidt
    Albuquerque Judaism Examiner wins first-place award in four-state news contest
    Journalist Diane Schmidt, regular contributor to the daily newspaper The Gallup Independent and in collaboration with the New Mexico Jewish Link, and writer of The Albuquerque Judaism Examiner, won two awards this weekend in Denver at the 2015...
  • Clouds away
    The return of woman
    It moves there underneath the surface.Like a wave it is ever changingRolling from beginning to endAnd then returning repeating and flowing.It hides itself from eyes focused on the outward formsAnd reveals itself to the inner vision there...
  • Desert Freedom
    Jubilee the Year of Freedom
    The Jubilee (Hebrew Yov-el יובל) year is the year at the end of seven cycles of Sabbatical years for the Land, (Lev 25:4 but in the seventh year there shall be a Shabbat of solemn rest for the land, a Shabba to the LORD. You shall neither sow your...
  • Rising above
    Alchemy Five
    The thing that I have found I have found inside myself.Of what is this that I have made that has been made”It is my simple understanding only available in the moment crystallization.I look where none can see.Around corners.Through windows...
  • Draw Muhammad
    Is it time to forget “Je suis Charlie?”
    It has been weeks since the world rose in righteous indignation to protest the savagery of the Moslems who attacked Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing off several of the publication’s editors and artists in a move that was universally deplored....
  • Awakening the awareness of unity
    Tree of Life - the subconscious is permeated by unity
    The Tree of Life in Kabbalah is a result of the emanations above that arrange themselves in various levels of intertwining unity.On the esoteric plateau that is the source of these emanations these flows are analogous to how our thoughts come to...
  • blasphemy shootings texas
    Deism: Keeping it real
    Deism is based on knowledge of The Supreme Intelligence/God through reason and Nature. Deism is free of claims to divine revelation (other than what we all have free access to in Nature and science) and free of clergy to explain what the imaginary...
  • The light that shines
    Understand in wisdom and be wise in understanding
    Imagine more than you can. Then once you do imagine that it gets better all the time. This is the substance of living your life as an aware being; someone who understand the meaning of life and most important of all someone who takes...
  • Kabbalah is
    Kabbalah: Entry level to a mystical journey
    What is Kabbalah? Where does it come from? Why is it so mysterious and how does it fit into our world today?Kabbalah means "to receive." Specifically it means to receive an inner revelation that is related to the study of Torah in the...
  • Invitation
    Some questions and concerns about Rabbi Herman Schaalman's recent "rethink"
    Author's Note: On May 3, 2015 the Chicago Sun Times published an article by Stefano Esposito entitled: "At 99, A Reassessment for Rabbi Herman Schaalman" honoring the German-born American Reform rabbi's ninety-ninth birthday....
  • T'filin checking at CMC
    Chicago Mitzvah Campaign performs invaluable services for Chicago's Torah Jews
    Author's Note: The author wishes to acknowledge the countless good works of Rabbi Aron Wolf, director of the Chicago Mitzvah Campaign and for the kindness of his devotion to the many Jewish elderly and infirm who suffer daily the loss or lack...
  • Generations
    Zac's Lilies, Chapter 15, Selections from the prose and poetry of Alan D. Busch
    Author's Note-My first published poem, Mourning's Reflections, appeared in a slender volume entitled Passing (2005) recounting the funeral of my late son Benjamin who left this world the day before Thanksgiving, 2000.Poetry: Mourning's...
  • James Carville
    Political hoof and mouth disease democratic style
    I could not have made this stuff up. In fact, as an American voter I am incredulous.I am not upset because of the manipulation of the public by political consultants, sycophants and hacks. One needs to have one’s head buried in the sand to...
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