SCENE OF AMERICAN VISITORS, IRAQI ARCHAEOLOGIST & POPE/PRESIDENT VISIT TO SUMER

SCENE OF AMERICAN VISITORS, IRAQI ARCHAEOLOGIST & POPE/PRESIDENT VISIT TO SUMER

Two U.S. friends and an Iraqi archaeologist – plus  Pope & President  – visit the ruins of Sumer in southern Iraq. Pope Francis visited there in March, 2021 because traditionally that is where Abraham, the “Father” of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is from. During this visit, the history of the Sumerians is discussed along with a surprising story of probably the first-ever reported teacher-student-parent corruption!

Bob Moses, Civil Rights Leader, Led Us to Imagine the End of Racism

Bob Moses, Civil Rights Leader, Led Us to Imagine the End of Racism

The author, Rabbi James Rudin, remembers Bob Moses, voter rights activist and education promoter who passed away earlier this year. Having met Moses in the 60’s during a period of protest and activism by many, including Jewish and Christian clergy together, Rudin was inspired by the words and passion of the young Moses. In this article he reflects on that experience and the enduring imprint it made on his mind.

LOVE IN ACTION IS THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE

LOVE IN ACTION IS THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN LIFE

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.

ON HUMAN LIFE – AND THEREAFTERRRR….

ON HUMAN LIFE – AND THEREAFTERRRR….

Professor of Religion, Leonard Swidler, reflects on the life of colleague, fellow seeker of knowledge, and friend, Philosophy Professor Joe Margolis of Temple University, on the occasion of his passing. Professor Swidler puts into perspective the very nature of Professor Margolis’ work in philosophy, to ask the important questions, regardless of the never-ending nature of such questioning. This questioning and the answers which we develop as human beings, are the work of the University as an institution of higher knowledge.

After 75 years, a question about race haunts Truman’s calculation on Hiroshima

After 75 years, a question about race haunts Truman’s calculation on Hiroshima

In this article, Rabbi Jim Rudin ponders the question of whether or not race played a role in President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Rabbi Rudin served as a U.S. Air Force chaplain in Japan in the early 1960’s. His duties included serving servicemen and families at the American Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.