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

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.

Being God for a day would be powerful lesson in loving

Q: If you could be God for a day, why would you want the opportunity? Just as you did in a recent column, I've wondered, as a pediatric surgeon, why God made a world where children developed cancer and more.

The meaning of the Biblical commandments trumps the number

Q: Why are there different "versions" of the 10 Commandments? A: There's only one version of the Ten Commandments and it's in the Bible in two places.

Rosaries are not jewelry

Q: Today, at the doctor's office, the woman checking me in was wearing two rosaries with crucifixes. I noted that her nails were very long and painted with pictures of some kind.

True evil originates with us, not God

Q: God, we're told, is a loving God. A: I've seen far too often how the personal and collective catastrophes of life suddenly intrude or slowly corrode the fabric of our hope. We are on a blessed road, but it's a bumpy road.

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