The First Black Female Rabbi!

Talk about teaching old dogs new tricks. CNN reports, that Alysa Stanton will next month walk into history: She’ll become the first African-American woman ever to be ordained as a rabbi and the first African-American rabbi to lead a majority white congregation, according to the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Stanton grew up in [Read More…]

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry Praises Prayer

Image via Wikipedia Forget about wasting all your time trying to fix the broken economy, bailing out corporations, or worrying about Swine Flu vaccinations, Oklahoma Governor, Brad Henry, thinks we should spend more time praying.  “Prayer strengthens and sustains us, and we need that now more than ever,” he said during National Day of Prayer services at the [Read More…]

Dawkins, Hitchens and All Things Militant

Shmuley Boteach (who calls himself America’s Rabbi) has written a scathing article for the Jerusalem Post entitled, “No Holds Barred: Atheists gain strength from religious intolerance.” He begins by referencing American Religious Identification Survey which found 15% of the US population declared themselves as having no religion. Here’s his reasons why: [Read more…]