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The Monk and the Rabbi - Mysticism & the Peak Experience

Brother David Stientl-Rast (Grafulness.org) and Rabbi Kushner (When Bad Things Happen to Good People) in discussion. Enjoy … it’s a short but worthwhile piece. 29 more words


Style and Grace....a lament

The beginning of love is to let those we love to be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.  331 more words


Yom Kippur + Imperfection

Rabbi Harold Kushner is the Rabbi Laureate at the synagogue my family has belonged to for my entire life. He is famous world-wide for his books, his sermons, and philosophies on life and Judaism. 147 more words

14 Sept. 2014 sermon -- Mt. 18:21-35

DISCLAIMER: I believe sermons are meant to be heard. They are the word proclaimed in a live exchange between God and the preacher, and the preacher and God, and the preacher and the people, and the people and the preacher, and the people and God, and God and the people. 1,599 more words



I had a week filled with grim news about family and friends.  The news was enough to send me off looking for my copy of Rabbi Kushner’s book, “When Bad Things Happen To Good People”. 73 more words

Foot in Ice Water

“The mere presence of at least one caring person doubles the endurance of an individual.”  – Rabbi Kushner

This quote references a psychological experiment in Kushner’s book, … 87 more words


God's Presence Fills Creation

Holy One of Blessing, Your Presence fills creation.

– Rabbi Lawrence Kushner