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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: In our newspaper's "letters to the editor" section, we often read letters from people who believe literally what the Bible has to say. A: In the case of creationism vs. evolution, I've never understood the nature of the conflict.
Thanks to all of you who shared with me the most important life lesson you learned from your mother. L. wrote: I think the most important lesson my mother instilled in me was the value of a good work ethic.
I'm not a big fan of secular made-up holidays, but Mother's Day is different. If your mother is no longer alive, I join you in praying for her soul in heaven.
My request that readers share their opinions about whether or not we should forgive the surviving Boston Marathon bomber generated a flood of articulate and deeply moving responses.
Q: Would Joseph's brothers have asked for forgiveness if they were not about to starve to death? A: Gandhi once famously remarked, "To a starving man, God is bread."
Only once in the Bible does God command us to remember one of our enemies.
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