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What’s a Jewish Girl to Do? I Wanted God, Not Jesus
March 16, 2018

By my third year of grad school, my life, externally, was great. I had friends and a boyfriend who made a lot of money. I was in great shape, competing in a triathlon. But inside I was miserable. I found myself questioning everything: If life has no meaning, what does it matter if I live another day? And what happens after I die?

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Is the Jewish Religion a Laughing Matter?
March 30, 2009
Author: Matt Sieger

Jewish comedians have gently poked fun at their own religion— or their own doubts about the existence of God—for a long time. In Woody Allen’s movie, Broadway Danny Rose, Danny has the following conversation with his love interest, Tina: Tina: Who’s got time for guilt? Danny: What are you talking about? Guilt is important. It’s…

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Jewish Guilt and the High Holy Days
September 20, 2006

“What special day do we celebrate next?” said a little girl to her father as she climbed into his lap. “Well, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot come just after summer,” he replied. By her unmoved expression he gathered that she was not terribly impressed. This was no surprise since she had only been four years old at last year’s services. Still, he had hoped that she would show a spark of interest, have some memory of the fall festivals. Was her lack of interest due to the relatively small Jewish community in their town? Or perhaps he’d not been intentional enough to balance his non-Jewish spouse’s inexperience with Jewish traditions. Whatever the case, one thing was certain: he was feeling stirrings of guilt. “Well,” he began, “Rosh Hashanah is . . . ,” but before he could finish, she had wriggled out of his lap and run out of the living room.

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The Universe is Broken… Who on Earth Can Fix It?
September 1, 2001
Author: Moishe Rosen

If the creation story is true, then should God and the Bible hold power in our lives?

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A Jewish Believer and Atonement
October 1, 1996

An Orthodox-turned-agnostic Jew finds complete forgiveness for his sins.

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Guilty But…
March 3, 1982
Author: Jeff Adler
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