Shai Held says ‘radical Islam’ is every bit as real and dangerous as ‘radical Judaism’ — even though misguided liberals and reactionary conservatives both refuse to see that.
What sound is the Shofar supposed to invoke? Shai Held argues that it should make us remember a mother’s anguish over her dead son, whether she’s a stranger or one of us.
Everything that we have and are is a gift. None of us ever did anything — none of us ever could have done anything — to earn the gifts that are life and consciousness.