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The Militarists and Haters Win in Israeli Elections

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:34 am | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Winners: Netanyahu, AIPAC, , US Republican Party, Sheldon Adelson (American Jewish billionaire funder of the right), Hamas, Islamic State, the right-wing Mullahs in Iran. More >>

Benjamin Netanyahu's Fantasy World : Rabbi Michael Lerner

Monday, 9 March 2015, 9:50 am | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Netanyahu's speech to Congress was brilliantly deceitful because it played to the fantasies that Israeli propaganda and right wing militarists in the US have been popularizing for the past thirty years. More >>

Why the Right Keeps Winning and the Liberals Keep Losing

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 5:50 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Why does the Right keep winning in American politics, sometimes through electoral victories, sometimes by having the Democrats and others on the Left adopt what were traditionally right-wing policies and perspectives? More >>

A Rabbi in Mourning for a Judaism Being Murdered by Israel

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 4:45 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

My heart is broken as I witness the suffering of the Palestinian people and the seeming indifference of Israelis. Tonight (August 4) and tomorrow (August 5), which mark Tisha B’av, the Jewish commemoration of disasters that happened to us through Jewish ... More >>

Spiritual Hope on Christmas & Chanukah

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 5:01 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Christmas and Chanukah share a spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair. The miracle of Chanukah is that so many people were able to resist the overwhelming "reality" imposed by ... More >>

Trayvon Martin: A Jewish Response

Monday, 15 July 2013, 1:33 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

The acquittal by jury of Goerge Zimmerman who shot and murdered the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was emblematic of the consistent racism and double standard used in the treatment of minority groups or those deemed “Other” in the U.S. ... More >>

Why the Supreme Court Said "No to Blacks, Yes to Gays"

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 11:57 am | Rabbi Michael Lerner

On Tuesday the Supreme Court overturned a central part of the Voting Rights Act that had been one of the main accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement for African Americans. More >>

The “Pro-Israel” Forces Strike Against Free Speech Again

Friday, 19 April 2013, 2:53 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

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Rabbi Michael Lerner: One Invented Nation Or Two

Thursday, 22 December 2011, 1:59 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

I thought, however, that you might be interested in reading the article by MJ Rosenberg whose columns we publish on our website . He takes on Newt Gingrich's perspcective and answers those who think that Palestine is just an Arab fantasy. ... More >>

Praying with our Feet at Occupy Oakland

Saturday, 5 November 2011, 12:33 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

When my teacher and mentor at the Jewish Theological Seminary Abraham Joshua Heschel told me and others that he had been “praying with his feet” when he participated in the Selma Freedom march in 1965, he confirmed for many a way of overcoming the ... More >>

Jews Praying for the Victory of the Egyptian Uprising

Tuesday, 1 February 2011, 1:47 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Ever since the victory over the dictator of Tunisia and the subsequent uprising in Egypt, my email has been flooded with messages from Jews around the world hoping and praying for the victory of the Egyptian people over their cruel Mubarak regime. More >>

Responding to Hitchens and David Brooks

Tuesday, 15 December 2009, 3:54 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

In the typical fashion that have made Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins into heroes among those who hate (sometimes for good reasons, sometimes not--there are some destructive elements in many religions, but that's not the whole story) the ... More >>

Religious Leaders Mourn Escalation in Afghanistan

Friday, 4 December 2009, 10:58 am | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Many of the world's religious leaders in attendance at the Parliament of World Religions taking place in Melbourne, Australia, are in partial mourning for the dream of a new world that President Obama promised, and decisively torpedoed in his announcement ... More >>

Just Say "NO" to the War in Afghanistan

Tuesday, 6 October 2009, 1:27 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Some people never learn. The arrogance of empire? Ignorance of history? Political opportunism? Or cowardice to confront the global challenges we face? They probably all contribute to the incredible situation in which the United States is now debating ... More >>

Why Can't Obama Convince the Dems On Health Care?

Monday, 27 July 2009, 10:42 am | Rabbi Michael Lerner

It's easy enough to blame the spineless Congressional Dems for the failure of the health care plan. And it's not just the millions being spent by insurance companies and health care profiteers and the distortions put forward by the corporate media--those ... More >>

Rabbi Lerner: Why I Signed The Statement

Wednesday, 8 July 2009, 11:21 am | Rabbi Michael Lerner

On the one hand, I wanted the Network of Spiritual Progressives to be included in a list of some of the most important religious forces in the US. I was honored that we had been invited to be among them. On the other hand, my requests that a stronger ... More >>

Netanyahu's Latest Propaganda Offensive

Monday, 15 June 2009, 11:47 am | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Editor of Tikkun, the largest circulation liberal/progressive Jewish Magazine in the world, calls Netanyahu's speech "a self-contradictory ruse which will not advance the peace process." More >>

Israel in Gaza: Right but Not Smart

Saturday, 3 January 2009, 2:42 pm | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Israel is still using a strategy of domination in its struggle with Hamas, trying to use force to gain security. But this is a recipe for endless war. More >>

Just Say "No" to Any Immediate Bailout

Friday, 26 September 2008, 12:44 am | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Rabbis of antiquity interpreted the attempt by humanity to build a Tower of Babel that would allow people to storm heaven as a symbol of human hubris and technological power gone crazy. It was globalization for the sake of power, not for the sake of ... More >>

Chanukah & Christmas: When Hope Triumphs

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 12:51 am | Rabbi Michael Lerner

Christmas and Chanukah share a spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair. But whereas Christmas focuses on the birth of a single individual whose life and mission was itself supposed to ... More >>





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