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A Powerful Conversation at Governor Northam’s Interfaith Passover Seder

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Gov. Ralph Northam and a small, interfaith group of religious leaders for a Passover seder at the Executive Mansion in Richmond. Passover is the Jewish holiday commemorating the biblical … Continue reading

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Scarcity or Abundance? – 30 Days of Liberation: Day 3

As the Seder begins, we hold up matzah and say, “This is the bread of affliction that our ancestors ate in Egypt. All who are hungry, come and eat!” In this brief passage, we show the outcomes of two world-views: … Continue reading

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The Deuteronomy Diet: Part 3 of 3

Jewish religion is good for you. According to Dr. Jeff Levin of the University of Texas, and as reported by Haaretz, that’s one of the conclusions to be drawn from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe, which was … Continue reading

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The Deuteronomy Diet: Part 2 of 3

When I was growing up, my grandmother would play a game with me. If I finished all the food on my plate, I would become a member of “The Clean Plate Club.” The reward for joining this elite club? Dessert. … Continue reading

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The Deuteronomy Diet: Part 1 of 3

Any religious tradition worth its salt, as I have argued in the past, must offer a pathway for adherents to flourish. For Jews, this means that we ought to expect our tradition to successfully help us navigate real world, real-life concerns. … Continue reading

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