Joseph, Scapegoat Set Free

Parashat Mikketz, Genesis 41:1-44:17 by Rabbi Russ Resnik He turned away from them and wept. Genesis 42:24a Religious violence: As 2015 draws to a close, it is the background noise of our times, noise that all too often breaks out of the background to command our attention and horror. Last week, the horror drew particularly… Continue reading Joseph, Scapegoat Set Free


Book Review: Not in God’s Name, by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Shortly after last month’s terror attack in Paris, Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Joann Sfar posted a cartoon on Instagram stating: “Friends from the whole world, thank you for the #PrayForParis, but we don’t need more religion! Our faith goes to music! Kisses! Life! Champagne and Joy! #ParisIsAboutLife!” The implication, of course, is that religion is to… Continue reading Book Review: Not in God’s Name, by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks