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Sep 25, 2017, 10:04 AM
Between a rock and a hard place
If you are like me, an American Jew who believes people should be able to live life free of bias and that every person is truly entitled to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness and you support Israel, you are beginning to feel screwed...
Sep 24, 2017, 10:00 PM
To Pendulum This Chag
I am tired of feeling stuck. I go through the same High Holy Day routine each year, but it lacks the spiritual connection I desire. I dip an apple slice in honey once during Rosh Hashanah (I do not actually enjoy the flavor combination). I...
Sep 20, 2017, 4:17 AM
A death knell for DACA
Last week, we heard of the death of DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a bellwether program when it was enacted in 2012 by Executive Order. At that time, we hoped that it would do two things: 1. It would give undocumented young adults...
Sep 20, 2017, 2:06 AM
Josef Martinez leads Atlanta United with a second hat-trick, 3-3 draw
Atlanta United FC’s third game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium got off to a slow start and ended in a 3-3 draw disappointing the club and supporters. The first goal was scored by Orlando City’s Dom Dyer in the 10th minute eclipsing Atlanta United FC’s score first...
Sep 20, 2017, 12:24 AM
Well, I blinked, and hineni — here I am — apparently Elul is drawing to a close. Unsurprisingly, the momentum from my first days abated. I have not blogged as much as I intended, nor observed in the way I had hoped. My shofar blowing turned into an...
Sep 19, 2017, 10:47 PM
Perhaps I have learned nothing
A few weeks ago, I attended a plenary with a few women authors, one of Indian origin. The theme was about writing outside of ones’ visible identities. The Indian origin author had written about a black character in her book and openly professed that readers...
Sep 17, 2017, 3:40 PM
What companies — and politicians — could learn from Rosh Hashana
“This week, we usher in the Jewish New Year,” began an article that I posted on LinkedIn three years ago. I called it, “What companies could learn from Rosh Hashana” and began by explaining a bit about the holiday before drawing a parallel – and...
Marc H. Wilson
Sep 15, 2017, 7:36 AM
Clergy must face up to the dilemma of addressing controversial issues
“A Prophet on a Payroll.” Early in my ministry I claimed credit for inventing those buzz-words to express the pastors’ dilemma when they address controversies that might rile the pew-dwellers. But, before I claimed ownership, I Googled everywhere to find the origin of the phrase. ...
Marc H. Wilson
Sep 14, 2017, 7:17 AM
Have an “easy” fast
Sorry for sounding a little curmudgeonly, but let me encourage you not to offer each other “an easy fast.” I’m not sure that the fast of Yom Kippur is intended to be “easy.” Yom Kippur should be conscience-prodding, humbling, inspiring, challenging, tough. So many of us...
Sep 11, 2017, 8:50 PM
Atlanta United wins first game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
More than 45,000 fans sold out Mercedes- Benz Stadium to watch Atlanta United FC win the first soccer game played against Dallas FC. The 3-0 win comes after two months of away games where the team’s performance was inconsistent, but coming home to a new...