June 17, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Wise words from a Conservative rabbi

Gerald L. Zelizer makes an important point in USA Today: Clergy in danger of being left behind:
[The Left Behind] books are just one instance of religion bursting big-time into the media on both sides of the faith ledger. But too often, we clergy don't know how to handle this phenomenon. We either treat the media suspiciously, as when the pope said recently that the media should be "regulated," or we regard it, as with Madonna (news - web sites)'s love fest with Kabbalah, as "religion lite." Much of what's happening is serious and pervasive. The religious community had better figure out why it's occurring and what to do about it, or we may be left behind.