ArticleHanukkah and Christmas: Light Within Darkness
This holiday season in particular, the light that seems to be entering the hearts of the faithful is one and the same—the light of tolerance, respect, and celebration of each other's paths.
Following RuthOne “Convert’s” Story – Christian Pastor to Jewish Rabbi
I really enjoyed this youtube video. The speaker accurately describes the slow process from one point to another that conversion involves. It’s a process that changes the mind, heart, and soul. What happens is that small truths are unveiled, one by one, until the old faith is no longer home. For me, is started with [Read More...]
ON Scripture - The TorahCarl Jung, John Lennon, and Joseph: The Shadow & The Beautiful Boy (Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27)
By Stephen Hazan Arnoff Joseph was a beautiful boy, so beautiful, in fact, that his father was bewitched by his beauty, loving him more than all of his other sons. In the “Testament of Joseph” — part of a collection from late antiquity purporting to tell the first-person account of each of the 12 sons [Read More...]
The Velvet KippahThe Unkindest Cut: Anti-Semitism Comes Roaring Back
Renascent anti-Semitism is a global -- not local -- phenomenon.
Torah from the SquareBenediction at 2013 Colorado 9/11 Memorial
The following is the benediction I offered at the 2013 Colorado 9/11 Memorial presented at the Newman Center at the University of Denver: Twelve years ago. Twelve years ago the unthinkable happened. Twelve years ago our world was forever changed as nearly 3,000 people; men, women and children, perished on that clear September day. We [Read More...]