Tag Archives: Morality

Visit a Foreign Country

“The past is a foreign country,” advised British novelist L.P. Hartley. And it’s true: Most of us have quite enough trouble keeping up with the present. We’re too busy to think much about the past. Of course, there are different … Continue reading

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Morality is Choice

“You didn’t listen to me. You made a choice.” Continue reading

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Are People Basically Good?

“People are neither basically good nor basically bad. They are basically free.” Continue reading

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Do We Need Religion to be Good People?

“Does being religious make someone a good person?” Continue reading

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Immigration and the Image of God

My new blog post for The Jewish Journal: Surprisingly – or maybe not – many of our current debates were foreshadowed by ancient rabbinical disputes. One such foreshadowed debate was our national conundrum about immigration, legal and otherwise. In his … Continue reading

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Morality Needs Both Logic and Feeling

My new blog post for The Jerusalem Post: As a child, I was a big “Star Trek” fan. I never wanted to be like Captain Kirk. The world was full of Kirk wannabes. My hero was Mr. Spock: stoic, brilliant, … Continue reading

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Solve the Right Problem

My latest blog post for The Jewish Journal: Define the problem right, and you’re halfway to a solution. Define the problem wrong, and you’ll probably never solve it. You’ll waste all your time looking for a solution that doesn’t exist. … Continue reading

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