Archive: Andy Bachman
The Torah brings me into being as a Jew; the Constitution brings me into being as an American. What an incredible gift Obama has for weaving such metaphors for us as we embark on the hard work of repairing our great nation.
By Andy Bachman | November 11, 2008; 06:20 AM ET | Comments (0)
Of course, to be fair, hatred and xenophobia are hardly new to American politics. It's just that they have been so masterfully used to anesthetize the electorate for the duration of the Bush years that it's kind of like that shocking and disorienting sense of having awakened up from a bad, bad dream.
By Andy Bachman | October 20, 2008; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (5)
I'm looking for not for God in my politicians. I'm looking for intelligence, decency, level-headedness, and the inspiration needed to get our country out of the mess we're in.
By Andy Bachman | September 12, 2008; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (9)
Heschel writes, "At times we must believe in Him in spite of Him." It's that way in all relationships--in marriage, with children, in the workplace. No relationship is perfect at all times.
By Andy Bachman | July 2, 2008; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (10)
Why is Hollywood taking on Hindus and sex? Mostly because they can. And mostly because of sex. And fundamentally because the butt of these particular cinematic jokes is a dark-skinned immigrant character, hilarious if you're in the business of putting white butts in dark movie houses for the purposes of making money.
By Andy Bachman | June 20, 2008; 05:10 PM ET | Comments (17)
Which God you worship and how you do it matters less from the perspective of where you grew up and depends at this stage more on how you feel and what you think on a continuum of expression and experience over the course of your lifetime.
By Andy Bachman | February 27, 2008; 06:59 AM ET | Comments (4)
Therein lies the power of Obama's message. His attempt to reorient American politics is decidedly secular, a return to those springs of origin, or, to paraphrase Rabbi Akiva, the cleansing waters of hope.
By Andy Bachman | February 23, 2008; 09:09 AM ET | Comments (20)
Making an accommodation to Sharia Law or Jewish Law or Church Law of any variety should not be the business of elected officials.
By Andy Bachman | February 18, 2008; 02:47 PM ET | Comments (18)