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

Presidents and Precedents

Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann                    University Public Worship Stanford University                                                      19 February 2017/23 Shevat 5777 (Genesis 1:26-28; Isaiah 56:1-8; Deuteronomy 16:18-20) I’ve always felt an affinity for Presidents Day, the day honoring Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays. My mother shared a birthday with President Abraham Lincoln and my birthday is the day before. From the time I was … Continue reading Presidents and Precedents