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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
Q: I was raised in the Episcopal Church, and even though a good Christian will forgive someone who's hurt you, I'm having a very difficult time forgiving my ex-husband for all he did to hurt our two daughters.
Q: This question is asked from a contemplative place in my heart after reading your recent column on atonement. A: Yes.
Q: In the Old Testament, there are passages regarding animal sacrifices as sin offerings. A: The sacrifice of animals was performed at many Temples in biblical times but was centralized in the Temple in Jerusalem by King Josiah in the 7th century.
The Jewish people are now in between the New Year, Rosh Hashana, and the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. For the occasion, I've condensed one of my New Year sermons.
Q: After coming off the worst year of my life, I've reached the point that I feel there is no God as we know it. Religion always gives us a reason or a way out for everything. Instead, it's obvious there are NO miracles, favors or grace.
Q: In a recent column, you mentioned how the time of death of a man's father showed up on a grandfather's clock when it stopped working several weeks later.
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