Joshua Hammerman is an author at Religion News Service.
Doing the math: What’s a human life worth?
(RNS) — As the Holocaust begins to recede from memory, an incontrovertible fact shines like a beacon from the deepest darkness of the 20th century as we face this overwhelming pandemic that will define the 21st. Each human life is priceless.
How to be a mensch at your seder (or Easter dinner)
(RNS) — As we gather for the holidays, we all need someone who sees the spark of divinity in everyone at the table — even those whose views we can’t stand.
As a rabbi, I will violate the Sabbath to help save lives from gun violence
(RNS) — Yes, this march is so important that I — a rabbi — am going to blatantly disrupt God’s holy Sabbath. But if the ancient rabbinic sages are to be believed, that’s precisely what God wants me to do.