What Would Swami Vivekananda Do in the Era of Trump? Reflections on Tolerance, Intolerance, and Acceptance

Jeffery D. Long   The question of how we ought to feel and act towards those whom we perceive as ‘other’ has become quite urgent in the Trump era.  Are those who are differ from us, whoever ‘we’ happen to be, to be feared and hated for these differences?  Should we be building walls, both … Continue reading What Would Swami Vivekananda Do in the Era of Trump? Reflections on Tolerance, Intolerance, and Acceptance

In Charlottesville, the Local Jewish Community Presses On

By Alan Zimmerman At Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, VA, we are deeply grateful for the support and prayers of the broader Reform Jewish community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Heather Heyer and the two Virginia State Police officers, H. Jay Cullen and Berke Bates, who lost their lives on Saturday, … Continue reading In Charlottesville, the Local Jewish Community Presses On