Introduction “Today I am a Man; Today I am a Woman” is a short video with commentary from the Lubavitcher Rebbe On Becoming Bar Mitzvah / Bat Mitzvah. It is provided below in English, Yiddish, French, Spanish, and Russian. Learn more at the Chabad.org website or ChabadIowaCity.com. English Yiddish French Spanish Russian * * *
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25 August 2014
22 August 2014
Scarboro Missions has developed this poster to illustrate the Golden Rule as expressed throughout many different world religions. This speaks to the importance of the Golden Rule principle, and also provides one example of many parallel teachings found throughout various religions. Click here or the image below for a larger view.
23 July 2014
You probably didn’t realize it, but you are currently a supporter of radical Islam. You are a poster child of militant Muslims. Why? Because your lack of involvement in the positive reform and maturing of Islam is essentially a powerful vote supporting the more extremist and militant influences that are taking over the religion and Muslim community. Islam […]
21 July 2014
Introduction Over the past few decades, I’ve actively worked to combat racism and bigotry toward Jews, Muslims, blacks, gays, and various other targeted groups. My work has included increased personal/public efforts to support and defend Islam in the hours, days, weeks, and months following the 9/11 attacks. I’ve also defended Jews in federal court against […]
20 July 2014
Summary The video above represents a multi-faith collaboration and depicts young men of multiple religions coming together to defend a woman being harassed. The video was uploaded moments ago on YouTube. At the time of this writing, there were only three views. However, we predict it is about to go viral. Redefining Male Identity The message in the video […]
18 July 2014
Introduction As with any religion, teachers and leaders can emphasize scriptures about forgiveness and cooperation, or they can emphasize scriptures that promote intolerance and militaristic expansionism. As a result, large numbers of people strongly committed to any faith can be persuaded to think and behave immorally and inhumanely. Example of Extremism from Christianity An example of […]
14 July 2014
Summary The following videos present various narratives and comments about the history of Palestine and Israel from differing perspectives. Some of the videos below would be considered dishonest propaganda by those who oppose whatever view is being presented. Some of these videos will likely contradict what you believe. Others will affirm what you believe. We’d […]
6 May 2014
Below is a powerful message about our need to detach from the electronic matrix of interacting with technology rather than having direct interactions with humanity.
30 April 2014
The rabbi greets the newest couple at his synagogue. “Welcome, my friends! Have you brought the children along?” “No, Rabbi, we don’t have any kids.” “Aha, then the Lord has sent you to me for a reason! What are your names?” “David and Esther Kaplan.” The rabbi writes, “David and Esther Kaplan… there! I’m going […]
A group of billionaires are taking issue with comments from Pope Francis about capitalism.
The video below shows how Pope Francis is making phone calls to those who are suffering.
In the video below, Pope Francis breaks with tradition and takes time to confess his own sins.
6 February 2014
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26 January 2014
“There is nothing in the world’s pleasures, or idols, or forbidden books that can tempt me anymore.” ~ Chaim Kovler, Rosh Hashana 1948, from the film The Quarrel There’s a perception that the more orthodox religious traditions use charismatic and authoritarian leadership to oppress followers with threats of damnation and thus they establish a wall […]
26 January 2014
Below are selected excerpts from the film The Quarrel. The complete film is very much worth viewing and sharing with others. You can order it through the producer’s website.
8 December 2013
In the tradition of corporations bringing inspiration and hope to the world, Unilever has launched Project Sunlight. Two videos about the project are below. While this is an encouraging look at the positive role parenting can have in creating a better world, those considering starting a family should seriously consider the financial cost of raising […]
19 November 2013
Urim and Thummim The Yale University Shield (shown above) bears an abbreviated Hebrew phrase haʾUrim vəhaTummim (האורים והתומים). This is the official statement found on Yale’s website regarding these Hebrew words: The iconography of the Yale shield (or “arms”) is taken from the University’s seal, which was adopted by the Trustees of Yale College in the […]
12 November 2013
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to […]