What I Want My Kids to Know #32

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A rabbi was asked by one of his students “Why did God create atheists?” After a long pause, the rabbi finally responded with a soft but sincere voice. “God created atheists” he said, “to teach us the most important lesson of them all – the lesson of true compassion. You see, when an atheist performs an act of charity, visits someone who is sick, helps someone in need, and cares for the world, he is not doing so because of some religious teaching. He does not believe that God commanded him to perform this act. In fact, he does not believe in God at all, so his actions are based on his sense of morality. Look at the kindness he bestows on others simply because he feels it to be right. When someone reaches out to you for help. You should never say ‘I’ll pray that God will help you.’ Instead, for that moment, you should become an atheist – imagine there is no God who could help, and say ‘I will help you’.”

– Martin Buber

Gefilte Fish

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Mexican Style Recipe

Shame

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AP News Photographs

What I Want My Kids To Know #31

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A good novel is worth more than the best scientific study. Saul Bellow.

Ruth Weiss

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ruth weiss performing in San Francisco, 1972

Wikipedia

She Turned Them Into Poems (Ruth Weiss Foundation)

Elizabeth A. J. Powell

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“Care Package, With Riddle as Missive

Two Poems by Elizabeth Powell

 July 12, 2021  Interviews

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MATT W. MILLER interviews Elizabeth A.I. POWELL in The Common

Elizabeth A. I> Powell

Best American Poets: Poet Spotlight: Elizabeth Powell [by Kristina Marie Darling]

La Rosa Enflorece – Al’Fado

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Cortado Cagli

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“An Aritst Shattering Boundaries in Pursuit of Freedom” by Jane Leverre, NYTIMES

Georges Moustaki

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Remembering an Arab Greek Jewish Italian French rebel: Georges Moustaki (Times of Israel)

Georges Moustaki (Wikipedia)