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Tikkun Olam

January 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

I’m not sure why I’ve called this post Tikkun Olam, since many of the references in it are actually to the Christian Bible. Perhaps it’s because although the references are taken from the Christian Bible, the concepts about which I write — particularly that of making the world a better place, of healing the world […]

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Christian Compassion

December 14th, 2005 · 5 Comments

I am not the most politically-astute guy sometimes. That’s probably just one of a few reasons it’s good I’ll never run for any political office. And probably posting what I’m about to post is further evidence — if I had one political neuron in me, I’d probably never do it. On the other hand, for […]

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Butt-kickin’ Christians

December 4th, 2005 · 5 Comments

I had a hard time this morning deciding how to classify this post. On the one hand, since it does not really involve true Christianity, it seemed it should just be classified under “Social Issues.” Ultimately, I decided that since at least some handful of the people involved probably really believe they’re following in Jesus’ […]

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Left, Right & Hijacking the Moral High Ground

May 29th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Oh for the days of old, when I could blog to my heart’s content. There’s so much I want to comment on these days, but I find little time for even an article or two a week right now. And — wouldn’t you know it — when I finally decide I can remain silent no […]

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A Christian in the White House

March 15th, 2005 · No Comments

Although I would like to think that Christians will read this article — because it is, after all, partly exegetical — I have to be realistic. So I’ll “ruin” the punchline and tell you now that there’s a New Testament Bible passage in the last sentence of this article. Those of you for whom this […]

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When You Pray…

January 24th, 2005 · No Comments

There’s a special joy that comes from being a Jew who reads the Christian Bible. It’s the joy that comes from knowing something even the smartest of Christians don’t. Fact is, Christians don’t have a clue what their G-d wants or expects of them, because so few of them have taken the time to read […]

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Put Your Life Where Your Mouth Is

December 26th, 2004 · No Comments

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“Jesus would have done the same thing”

December 24th, 2004 · 2 Comments

There’s a lot of talk in America these days about moral values, godliness, the Bible and sometimes, even, Jesus. Now I have to tell you up front (in case there’s anyone reading who doesn’t know this already): I’m a Jew. Consequently, I’m not a Christian. I do, however, read bibles — both Jewish and Christian […]

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Words vs. Deeds

November 19th, 2004 · No Comments

Yesterday, I explained the difficulties inherent when a Jew, like me, writes about what’s happening in the New Theocracy that has gripped our country. Søren Kierkegaard’s Attack Upon “Christendom” 1854-1855 was written in a similar spirit. But Kierkegaard was a Christian theologian and philosopher. At any rate, I coined the term “neo-Pharisee,” to describe a […]

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Pharisees Make You Sad, You See

November 18th, 2004 · 5 Comments

There is a problem in writing about the conservative “Christian” right wingnuts that are encouraged by and collect about George Bush. That problem is with what to call them. Whenever I write about them, I risk stepping on the toes of others who use the term “Christian” to describe themselves. For example, there are people […]

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