Content on Compassion
We can look back at where a society was, and how much we’ve grown.
Since they have diametrically opposed impacts on society, it is virtually unintelligible to link religion and race. However much this may be so, it would be ill advised to consider them radically disconnected or as always operating as opposing forces.
Who benefits from the policies white progressives are advocating? Are we fighting for racial justice, or for someone else’s justice? Or for no one’s? Until I know, I will be slow to speak and quick to question orthodoxies.
Right now we are living with communal grief, if not also personal grief. It is hard to see our holiness, but it is there.
“Caring for the least of these” is still the kind of neighbor love that is called for, but what does that look like during a pandemic?
The truth is one day we will all die. COVID-19 is forcing us to ask how we will choose to live.
If humans aren’t self-contained units, what’s our responsibility to the other elements that we’re connected to?
Although the origin of the Golden Rule may lie thousands of years in the past, there is another variant of the rule, even more ancient, that needs our attention.
What would medicine look like if both doctor and patient viewed each other as being in God’s image? Dr. Jonathan Weinkle thinks that perspective could be transformative.
Maimonides had many forward-looking insights about intuitive psychology, some of which we are only beginning to appreciate today.
As we begin this new year, there are millions like Hagar and Ishmael wandering their personal wildernesses in search of survival and needing aid. We learn from the Torah not to expect divine intervention to rescue them. We need to act ourselves, as did Hagar.
Answering difficult questions about the world and comforting people in a time of need requires the best wisdom from both religion and science.