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Author Jack Moline

Jack Moline is President of Interfaith Alliance and a Conservative rabbi.

People uproot themselves for many reasons to come to the US, but it is rarely out of a simple desire to leave home. Some come here fearing for their safety. Woe to those who turn away people claiming to be fleeing for their lives. […] Read More

Human societies have a long and complicated relationship with numbers. We like to count things and then assign significance to the totals and the way we can divvy them up. But sometimes a number is just a number. […] Read More

Bringing a simple and thoughtful gift when you’re a guest in someone’s home is an expression not only of appreciation but also of connection. You can leave a piece of yourself as a token of your bond of friendship or love. […] Read More

Faith traditions have rituals in abundance. They have the capacity to convey meaning that might otherwise have been left unexpressed. And no more expressive ritual exists than a military burial in Arlington National Cemetery. […] Read More

When people are so focused on their own desires or needs to the point they can imagine nothing else, they will invariably worship the one who claims to be able to assuage their hunger, opening a door to exploitation and oppression. […] Read More

Expressing an idea, concept or feeling in uncomplicated language lets something profound rise above the craft of constructing a meaningful phrase. The simplest words – as opposed to simplistic words – are often the most eloquent. […] Read More

When our ancestors first came to America, they arrived seeking a better life to sustain them. It’s no different today for those trying to cross our southern border. An ancient story illustrates the futility of being angry at them. […] Read More