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Melissa Studdard has an insightful conversation with prize-winning poet, translator, and essayist, Jane Hirshfield. We focus on Hirshfield’s most recent... Read More
Please join us live on Monday, July 29th at 7:00 PM EST for an interview with Doug Anderson. More information to follow... Read More
Please join us live on Monday, August 19th at 7:00 PM EST for an interview with Ann Hood. More information to follow... Read More
saints are poets gone astray. we restore sanity in the world by restoring poetry to the world. we must demand of the saints to stop corrupting our poetry, and if they don't,... Read More
The politics of privacy is getting interesting. We progressives want complete transparency and public disclosure. But don't mess with our privacy. Being good students of... Read More
It’s tempting to be greedy when, on eBay, one can sell used sandals for more than the price of new ones. What's "spiritual whiplash"? In my case, snapping from deep... Read More
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I grew up with a Jewish dad and a Christian mom and have always straddled at least two worlds. I grew up wondering why my paternal and maternal grandparents were so angry when my parents decided to marry... and why my paternal grandfather refused to eat off my mother's kosher dishes after she converted to Judaism. Because of his rigidity, she gave up on being a Jew and returned to church, where I was raised. Today, that microcosm of rigidity and prejudice continues to play out on a much larger scale. Wars are fought in the name of God, as they so often have been. And yet, eight major religions in the world share a belief in the Golden Rule - do unto others as you would do unto yourselves. Today more than... Read More
Tiferet is a portal to divinity on the Tree of Life.
It means beauty, glory and mediates between kindness and strength.
It stands for the heart, for compassion, and for the reconciliation of oppositions - vital concepts to understand in today's world.