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Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
"How wonderful is the light of the world.
How radiant are the candles of peace.
How beautiful are the lights of Shabbat." - Sherwin Wine, Rabbi Humanistic Judaism
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
"To believe in God means to accept life on the assumption that it harbors conditions in the outer world and drives in the human spirit which together impel man to transcend himself. To believe in God means to take for granted that it is man's destiny to rise above the brute and to eliminate all forms of violence and exploitation from human society. In brief, God is the Power in the cosmos that gives human life the direction that enables the human being to reflect the image of God" - Mordecai Kaplan (Founder of Re constructionist Judaism.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
"I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate human actions, but to understand them" Baruch Spinoza
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
"If one is irascible, they are directed so to govern them self that even if they are assaulted or reviled, they will not feel affronted. If one is arrogant, they should accustom them self to endure much contumely, sit below everyone, and wear old and ragged garments that bring the wearer into contempt, and so forth, till arrogance is eradicated from their heart and the have regained the middle path, which is the right way" - Mishneh Torah, Maimonides.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
"Our ancient sources of wisdom call on human beings to rise to their highest capacity and behave in extraordinarily open and generous ways to one another, under difficult circumstances to transcend differences and create understanding across all barriers of convention and fear." - Rodger Kamenetz - "The Jew in the Lotus
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
"The first word of the Torah, in Hebrew, bereshit, is almost always mistranslated. Bereshit does not mean "in the beginning", but in a beginning"" - Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.