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  • Become the sanctuary: Parashat Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36)

    March 12, 2014 | 3:46 pm

    Where is God, and what does the Holy One want from us? These timeless questions animate so many of us spiritual seekers. 

    Of course, there are better places to look for an answer than in this week’s Torah portion, Tzav, unless you consider barbecuing as divine service. If you...

  • Lehrer: Religion helps with self-control

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 8, 2012 | 8:04 pm

    Jonah Lehrer, who is joining the New Yorker as a staff writer, recently had an interesting op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he discussed two recent studies showing how religious conviction makes it much easier for people to do difficult things that they likely would never do...

  • The wild rumpus comes to an end: Maurice Sendak dead at 83

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 8, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Maurice Sendak, the legendary author of “Where the Wild Things Are,” has died. He was 83.

    Here’s a 2002 profile of Sendak by The Jewish Journal:

    “I wrote it to poke fun at my mother,” he told The Journal via phone from his Connecticut home. “She was convinced chicken soup was the...

  • Losing faith in religion blogs*

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 14, 2012 | 11:39 am

    Since The God Blog started almost five years ago, countless great religion blogs have launched. Some, like the DMN religion blog, are not what they used to be. Others have stopped posting altogether.

    In the past two weeks, we lost a pair of good ones. (Update—add Belief Beat to the...

  • Defamatory to associate Romney with Sikh temple?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 6, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Last month, Jay Leno showed a slide of Mitt Romney’s “summer home.” In fact, it was Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, a shrine of the Sikh faith. And now Leno and NBC are being sued over it.

    From Reuters and TheWrap:

    Dr. Randeep Dhillon, who does business as Bol Punjabi All Regions...