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Baby boomers

Memory Full: Boomers and the Art of Never Going Away

How an aging generation is preserving its youthfulness ... forever...

January 20, 2020

Marc Gafni | Center for Integral Wisdom | sexual abuse | Orthodox Judaism | Renewal Judaism | David Ingber | John Mackey | Esalen Institute

A Disgraced Rabbi Re-Emerges and His Past Is There Waiting for Him

The urge for a reckoning of past wrongs draws victims from the shadows of anonymity....

February 18, 2016

mikveh | Barry Freundel | modern Orthodox Judaism | female conversion | Jewish rabbinical court | Rabbinical Council of America | Bethany Mandel | Chana Henkin

After Voyeurism Scandal, Questions About Orthodox Rabbis' Control of Female Conversions -- David Gottlieb

Barry Freundel, the senior rabbi at Kesher Israel, a Washington, D.C., modern Orthodox synagogue, was fired by his congregation last week, almost two months after his arrest on charges of voyeurism. Rabbi Freundel’s arrest caused a fault line to appe...

December 11, 2014

The Physics of Adherence: How A Recent Study Overlooked the Post-Secular by David Gottlieb

The increasing pace of secularization in industrialized nations has led to predictions of the demise of religion from numerous academic perspectives. The most recent example was unveiled at this year’s meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) i...

May 19, 2011

November 4, 2010 Tikkun Olam: Jewish Sacred Repair, Secular Action or both?

In an attempt to address the well-documented and growing gulf between the economic fortunes of the rich and poor--and almost in tandem with the onset of the recession and the collapse of the housing market--Rabbi Jill Jacobs published a book on the J...

November 4, 2010