» Skip intro and go directly to Rabbi Maller’s article » I’m reading this piece from the perspective of a guy who dove pretty deep into Hindu mysticism and then converted to Catholicism after realizing the Hindu path wasn’t working for him. Today on Ash Wednesday 2020, I still feel the subtle influence of my… Read More Judaism For Hindus | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD.
» Skip introduction and go directly to Rabbi Maller’s article » My view of Mother Teresa has evolved over the decades. When I first visited her Mission in (what was then) Calcutta, it wasn’t very glamorous and I can see how critics have argued that Teresa may have misappropriated donations by denying patients basic medical… Read More The lesson of Mother Teresa: Becoming a Saint with hidden doubts | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark PhD
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Although Judaism, Christianity and Islam all assert that they teach pure monotheism, only Christianity proclaims that Jesus was the Son of God; and a third of a Divine trinity (a trifold unity. Christians also believe Jesus was a Divine Messiah (Greek Christ) predicted centuries before by several Jewish prophets in… Read More Islamic and Jewish Views of Jesus
By Rabbi Allen Maller Embed from Getty Images This is the true story of retired Army Major Mike Neulander, from Newport News, Virginia, and who is now a Judaic silversmith. In the fall of 1990, I received notice that I would be transferred to the First Cavalry Division, which was headed for Saudi Arabia. Then… Read More A Modern Miracle of Hanukah Dedication?
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/564482357 By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Once upon a time a King went out to hunt on a very warm day in the Fall of 2007. After a few hours he felt very hot and tired, so he decided to stop for lunch. His servants unpacked a large picnic basket they had brought with them… Read More A POST RAMADAN LESSON: TWO BOYS FORGO A ROYAL FEAST
Embed from Getty Images By Rabbi Allen S. Maller (RNS) Sandra Lawson, a former military police officer turned personal trainer, wasn’t religious about anything (except maybe fitness), she also wasn’t looking to convert to Judaism, and she certainly never aspired to be one of the first black, openly lesbian rabbis, according to Religious News Service.… Read More Jewish Souls In Bodies That Do Not Look Jewish
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller For more than 2,000 years, the Jewish People have been a small and often persecuted minority. So it is not surprising that less than ten thousand non-Jews convert to Judaism every year. But very surprising is when an Israeli newspaper (HaAretz) reports that British historian Tudor Parfitt, an expert on… Read More Non-Jews or Pre-Jews
By Dr. Jennifer Howard The word Kabbalah means “to receive” and flows out of the Jewish mystical tradition. The Kabbalah systematically breaks reality down into a clear understanding and a potential path to wholeness. Most religions have a mystical tradition, but they don’t necessarily break it down into bite size concepts. By “mystical” we don’t… Read More What is Kabbalah?
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Who are the really important people in our world? Some people are influencial. Some people are powerful. Some people can shut down a government or start a war. But these people are not the most important people in God’s world according to Jewish tradition. This tradition claims that there are… Read More Who is really important?
By Rabbi Allen Maller If people reincarnate, they usually do so within their own religion, gender and culture. But there are always some who change one, two, or even three of these categories. According to the Kabbalah -the Jewish mystical tradition – some Jewish souls are born into non-Jewish families, because one of their parents… Read More Changing Gender, Religion and Reincarnation