Summing up Christianity, and perhaps Judaism as well, is Love, expressed in the “Golden Rule.” This core teaching is deeply rooted in the Torah and Judaism. It gives an actionable purpose to human life, as well as meaning to the question of “what,” or “who,” is God.
Harold Kasimow’s new book, Love or Perish, explores the questions that still haunt those who try to understand how the Holocaust could happen if there is a God. Perhaps even more importantly, Kasimow relates his ideas about how interfaith dialogue can help to prevent another Holocaust from happening in our very divided and stratified global society.
“We have just embarked on a new year, but I wonder what the “new” is? After all, we still have the same president and the same problems repeated daily on the “news blues.” Our New Year’s resolutions still harbor the same gripes and opinions. We want to change, but we cannot seem to get beyond a cultural depression.” In this wonderful piece Sam Holt evaluates these questions and discusses what he believes we should do to overcome the New Years Blues.