The God Squad - Marc Gellman

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The God Squad

The God Squad is not your average advice column. Rabbi Marc Gellman employs his years of religious and philosophical study and experience to answer reader questions on topical and spiritual issues, from interfaith marriage to news events. He also draws on the expertise of numerous advisors to offer authentic insights on the rich palette of faiths in America. Gellman writes in a lively, non-preachy style that speaks directly to readers. Special holiday messages.

The God Squad Samples

Passover and Easter are both celebrations of hope and transformation

Passover and Good Friday fall on the same day this year, and Easter Sunday and the second day of Passover are also on the same day. The close proximity of Passover and Easter on the calendar is no accident.

In the vegetarian vs. meat-eating debate, there's no one-way-or-the highway position

My recent column on vegetarianism touched a vein among many readers. To these readers, I say again that I believe they tread the higher road, but it's not the only path.

Friendships can defeat terrorism

Q: When I was young, I remember saying prayers after mass each Sunday for the "conversion of Russia." It occurs to me that we all need to start praying again -- this time for an end to all forms of terrorism.

There are strong arguments for and against vegetarianism

Q: I think it's time to encourage Christians and Jews to be vegetarians. A: Let's begin by remembering that the Bible was written in Hebrew, not English. Therefore, the prohibited action is murder, not killing.

Remember that God's love is a gift, not a reward

Q: I'm 67 and I haven't been able to pray for months. My family, two sons and a husband, don't "see me." I've experienced tremendous emotional and physical abuse in my life and I struggle daily to believe in my own worth.

Bending theological rules is not necessarily cheating

Q: I understand why Orthodox Jews in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., have fought for an eruv for years, so I don't blame them for it, and congratulate them for finally "winning" one from village officials.

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