Archive: Steven Wernick
When people approach religion as a crutch, a means of validating their own fears and prejudices, instead of grappling honestly with its challenges, they often end up with ugliness rather than the chance for love and growth.
By Steven Wernick | October 13, 2010; 05:04 PM ET | Comments (2)
By feeding the lie that he is Muslim Mr. Obama's opponents are offending against the truth in two ways, both by accusing Mr. Obama of being less than honest and by implying that there is something wrong with being Muslim. Neither of those things are true.
By Steven Wernick | August 30, 2010; 05:48 PM ET | Comments (4)
Judaism teaches that in-marriage is a mitzvah, a sacred act that we are commanded to fulfill. As such, it's always the preferred choice for Jews to make, contributing to the continuity of our peoplehood. But to ignore the increasing trend of intermarriage, no matter how troubling we may find it, is shortsighted and denies not just the facts but the families themselves.
By Steven Wernick | July 28, 2010; 03:15 PM ET | Comments (2)
Hebrew has no word for charity. The word tzedakah, normally translated as charity, really means justice or righteousness. The not-so-subtle implication is that social justice is not a matter of ideology. It is theology.
By Steven Wernick | April 13, 2010; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (3)