"If you have unconditional love for your kids, well there's an absolute... but, there are few of them. -- People are not made for truth, that’s why we have hate, love, prejudice and opinions. To simplify! The truths of the universe are always speculations left for the future if there is one; it exists at the intersection of God and science, beyond our comprehension -- we can only see glimpses of it in nature and art." He put down his beer. "Know what I mean?"

"Look at the... on her. -- What? Oh yeah, I know what you're saying... -- Hey, can you turn that up; --what was that score? -- I'm sorry."

They changed the subject.

The Good

Thoughts to have as you suddenly imagine dieing:

Walter wasn't sure if he was dreaming in bed as an old man or whether that had been the dream. All the future possibilities he had imagined by getting pulled into an artillery outfit fled. Thirty six hours in the infantry and, alone, he was overwhelmed by the assault. He didn't know what to do when they came; so he did nothing, and was shot. It was brutal. Painful, humiliating and abrupt. He thought of his mother as the universe went black. A voice out of his head that he did not know spoke: "There's a whole beautiful world that you haven't seen yet... Stars and planets and pure thoughts you couldn't understand before." He wanted to accept it but, frightened he didn't know which side of wakefulness he had been on; or that he'd ever be on...

De-constructionist Judaism

A Conversion with Teacher Barry Rose:

Instead of Reconstructionist Judaism where old practices are given new meanings we are believers in a De-constructionist Judaism or Israelite-based Judah-ism. Where old things are appreciated as old things and either discarded as pagan such as waving the lulav and etrog as part of the original Canaanite 'Sukkot' fertility-festival. -- Or honored for their ancient primal meanings like blowing the shofar. Either way it means stripping away much Rabbinical theology as not having cultic necessity like meat & dairy kashrut, and substituting the ethics of the reforming prophets and teachers including Jesus, Buber and Rosenzweig. What one must bear in mind is that the people want cultus. As we feel limited in creating cultus we want to get better music, and shorter services. This, we think, is the key to success.