Is God Really An Old White Dude Sitting On A Cloud In Heaven?

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Edie Weinstein questions the deeply instilled version of God in favor of the God of her understanding.

Time to Reflect: Inner Work on Purim

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Jacob Max Winkler offers this contemplative piece, inviting you to see where you might fit in the story of Purim. How might you grow by considering these things this weekend?

A 13-Year-Old Explains Marriage Equality…at His Bar Mitzvah

A Bar Mitzvah lesson to remember.

During his Bar Mitzvah, this young man teaches a lesson about love that many people would like to ignore.

My Father Taught Me that Women Count and It’s Okay for Girls to Get Dirty

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Edie Weinstein had a tough South Philly Street Kid father who showed her that being a woman was a good thing.

What Happens When an Atheist Dad Talks to His Kid About God

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Dave Lesser doesn’t believe in God, but does his best to keep an open mind when his kids ask the big questions about religion.

An Open Letter To Atheists: Why You Scare Me Lately

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Jeremy Gross has noticed a menacing trend among the ranks of atheist activists. This is his plea for mutual tolerance.

The Real Miracle of Hanukkah

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When his boss threatened to fire him, Jeremy Gross realized the true meaning of the Jewish Festival of Lights.

The World is On Fire

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Jeremy Gross lost his job and found a new land within himself.

Circumcised at 99

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David Karpel, an Orthodox Chassidic Jew, on what circumcision means in his religion and family.

The Jewish Guy at Mass

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Pete Wilgoren reflects on raising children in a mixed religion family

Seriously, Why Do We Marry?

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No. Really. The real reason. Not the one we keep hearing about. We should talk instead about the one we actually know is true.

When Bad Men Do Good Things

Katherine Sandoz, when bad men do good things, evil that men do, men's rights

Can people be so tainted that even when they do a good deed, it somehow isn’t?

HuffPost Live: Decapitating Extremism (VIDEO)

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Mike Sacks discusses the attack in Woolwich, London, and extremism with a panel of experts on Islam and the Quran.

I Am a Writing Desk

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Justin Cascio had to leave home to find his people: more than once.

My Kids Will Believe in the Almighty Power of Thought

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“I cannot allow my children to close their minds to all the infinite possibilities of our world and our universe, only one of which is offered by any organized religion.”

Author Transcends Gender to Get to the Heart of Parenting

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Writer David Ebenbach’s latest collection of stories, Into the Wilderness, addresses the theme of parenting from the eyes of fathers and mothers