I hope everyone in the Jewish community is having a happy holiday. I celebrated two very nice humanistic seders with friends and at Congregation Beth Adam using “The Liberated Haggadah” by my colleague, Rabbi Peter Schweitzer and “The Seder” from Beth Adam in Cincinnati. Continue reading
Passover is the number one most celebrated holiday on the American Jewish calendar. Even the least affiliated Jewish people celebrate it each year.
Today we know that the story of the exodus is a myth. Every reputable archeologist has ruled out its historicity. But it’s been replaced with an interesting idea: That the Israelites were native to Canaan. Continue reading
As my daughters will tell you, I love complaining about how when I was a little kid we only had six television stations. That made Christmas season really special even for us little Jewish children because that’s when they would broadcast cartoons at night! Okay, so the ones about Frosty and Rudolph were pretty lame, but there were also the Grinch (Chuck Jones! Boris Karloff!) and, of course, Charlie Brown. Continue reading