Linda Kay Klein is a soft-spoken, polite Midwesterner who does not immediately strike someone as a firebrand. Yet, her latest book, “PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,” is a revolutionary manifesto in which she takes on the repressive, religious culture in which she was raised.
“Blessed are you Lord our God, King of the universe, who has commanded us to kindle the Hanukkah lights.” With these words of blessing, Jews across the globe will begin a holiday celebration this week, a celebration older than any December tradition observed in the West. Hanukkah is a relatively modern festival, as far as Jewish […]
One of the more articulate poets of antiquity was the harp-playing shepherd boy turned warrior and king, known as David. He wrote roughly half of the Psalms found in the Old Testament, and these ancient poems range far and wide over the emotional spectrum. He is overcome with joy and praise one minute, raw with […]