Understanding the #Jewish grieving mourning process:
I highly recommend “Kaddish” by Leon Wieseltier. The book follows the author’s 11 month journey of saying the “Kaddish” prayer daily after the death of his father. An in-depth look and entry point to feel-into the broader topic of the Jewish grieving process.
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The Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and JEWISHcolorado strongly believe targeted hatred in any form must be swiftly and unequivocally denounced by our nation’s leaders. We appreciate the strong actions taken by the leadership of both parties - including all members of Colorado’s Congressional delegation - to denounce these efforts. There is no justification for people openly quoting Nazi propaganda and chanting spiteful anti-Semitic and racist epithets. Not condemning these actions in Charlottesville empowers dangerous rhetoric and action against America’s minority populations.
“This recent display of national anti-Semitic activity strikes a startling chord throughout our community and throughout communities across the nation,” said Ben Lusher, Chair of the JCRC. “When the nation gives the slightest bit of oxygen to white supremacy and Nazi demonstrations, the entire country is in danger. There is absolutely no moral equivalency between a Nazi demonstration and those protesting racism and anti-Semitism.”
“Bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism have no place in a free society. Such actions cannot and must not be normalized on any level,” said Diana Anderson, JEWISHcolorado Board Chair, “The fact that these demonstrators openly marched in full view of the country speaks volumes to their emboldened perspective. Their calls for white supremacy must not go unchallenged.”
As Jews, and as minorities, we unfortunately understand the very real consequences of fear, hate speech, hate crimes and bigotry. These actions as displayed in Charlottesville are unacceptable in American society. The United States was founded on the grounds of equal rights for all people and must continue to be a beacon of freedom, tolerance and diversity for all who dwell in its borders.
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What are we feeling? Catching the #mood of the country so difficult. Sometimes a picture says it all
What are we feeling? Catching the #mood of the country … so difficult. Sometimes a picture says it all:
The Two Americas of 2016 - The New York Times
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Catching the #mood of the country … so difficult. Sometimes a picture says it all http://nyti.ms/2f1kwvM
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Sorry about it 😢 if this article (see below) sounds to me like a bit of drivel, that, perhaps hypes some people up and drives instinctual and costly health-seeking behavior among those who suffer from mental and physical problems.
I try to educate that coincidence in a study (meaning that even if there is a statistically significant correspondence) is not "proof" of causality or even conditionalism, but epidemiology. Now this can help one see a few things, and if you can try certain changes in your life-style and eating that help, than maybe it can be a lasting effect, at least for you. The problem with correlation, is that almost every change a person makes has some beneficial effects for about 2-4 months and then the effect changes. This seems to relate to one's endogenous reward system of endorphins and inner neurotransmitter release. But as these effects routinely fade, it seems to be a temporary emotional effect. Now I am not saying that the relief, even temporarily of suffering is not a good thing, but, and here's my rub - I get a bit upset about these things because the CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) has become a profit-making industry that often preys on suffering and vulnerable people.
So here's my mild rant. Any thought / feelings about this?