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Globalization

Professor Richard Rubenstein, Professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, writes in his book, Thus Saith The Lord: The Revolutionary Moral Vision of Isaiah and Jeremiah (New York: Harcourt Books), that the way to world unity and fulfillment of Isaiah’s second proclamation of the end of war and the subsequent unity of human brother⁄sisterhood is through globalization. I have to agree, but for reasons somewhat askance from Professor Rubenstein's. His views await your perusal of his book. Read more »

Conscience

A cosmological point: the preservation of our world⁄planet depends on three interdigitating factors: (1) conscience; (2) will; and (3) memory. The latter two ’ll take up in future Dr. Jerry’s Corners. Now, for the first one – conscience. Since according to the renowned mystic poet Rumi the world is run by drunkards and thieves, not to mention my discovery of murderers, we can discern one unifying theme amongst this trio: namely, an absence of conscience. Read more »

Voluntary Suffering vs. Involuntary Suffering

To suffer is to bear. The bearing we suffer is ordinarily painful. Pain is a sensation and mental state experienced as harmful to us in some way. However, pain can actually be of two sorts: debilitating or constructive. The latter is often called "growing pains." Spring training in baseball terms is that time when players get their muscles in shape to prepare for the opening season. The process can be painful as the kinks are worked out. The etymological root of pain in the West also gives rise to the word punishment. Read more »

Detachment

The law of detachment is the law of love. When God sought to create the world – according to the spiritual teachings of Kabbalah – He⁄She covered everything and was everywhere. In a great act of love and mercy He⁄She contracted Him⁄Herself leaving a space for something to be created in that void. That "something" was the created world. Thus, we find ourselves here in this sacred place through an act of cosmic detachment.
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Alzheimer’s

There have been recent reports of an "alarming" increase in the incidence of Alzheimer’s deterioration. A number of ideas have been adumbrated to account for the occurrence of this difficulty, most of these attributions connected with physical causes.

I would like to add a spiritual dimension to the mix. I start from the position that we are endowed with the possibility of establishing four types of memory during the course of a lifetime. These are: Read more »

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