Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Doubt

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.Paul Tillich Tillich was a German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher. Tillich was, along with his contemporaries Rudolf Bultmann (Germany), Karl Barth (Switzerland), and Reinhold Niebuhr (United States), one of the four most influential Protestant theologians of the 20th century. Much of his …

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Compassion

As a Rabbi in South Florida, I am frequently asked by students, congregants and clients what the difference is between kindness and compassion? Have you ever thought that there was a difference? I didn’t for a long time and probably never would have if I were not asked that question by a teacher of mine. …

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Renewal

Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimension. Oliver Wendell Holmes   Today is a new day of awe and I am grateful to share a slice of it with you. There are days when I awaken with my mind moving at warp speed and there are days when …

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Risk

For without risk there is no faith, and the greater the risk, the greater the faith. Soren Kierkegaard   How often have we been faced with a new opportunity and the first question we ask is, “What is the risk?” The very things we have prayed for; business opportunities, romance, raises, promotions, travel, grandchildren and …

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Ritual

Ritual is a kind of shorthand by which we say things that we do not take time to put into words or could not if we would. Reverend Harry Emerson Fosdick   How does one describe with words the feelings we have when watching a ritual be performed in the holy place of our choice? …

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