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In earlier traditions, a virgin birth commonly signaled the entrance of a divine human. For the author of the gospel of Matthew, after explaining that Jesus was fathered by God in spirit form, the writer associated the birth with a prophecy in Hebrew Scriptures (what Christians call the Old...
He was born in 1756 in Salzburg, making him what we would call a “classical” musician. At three years old, this child would listen to his sister’s clavier lessons and thereafter mimic what he has heard, reportedly to some great delight. By the age of seven, while attending a performance in the...
Unity in Lynnwood boasts of robust and dynamic Interfaith at UIL program, under the leadership of Rabbi Ted Falcon.  While the history of religion might be described as something of a grand “coming apart” among people (as something of a denominational isolationism among adherents) it remains a...
A young man stood in a Metro station in Washington DC on a January morning and started to play his violin.  He played Bach and Massenet and Schubert for over 45 minutes. When he stopped playing, beyond one kind woman, no one turned.  In fact, no one even noticed, or clapped hands or shared a final...
Dear Child of Mine, I haven’t always been honest with you.  Now, I don’t mean to say that I’ve been dishonest.  It’s just that I haven’t always told you the truth. Not really. I’ve allowed matters of time and space and circumstance to dilute the truth - to minimize it, to obscure it, to camouflage...

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