*"Where the Violence Comes From"
Michael Lerner is editor of the bi-monthly Tikkun
magazine and rabbi of Beyt-Tikkun Synagogue in San Francisco. Tikkun is described as a "Jewish" magazine but it is much more that. Rabbi Lerner's outspoken voice for peace and justice has made him a controversial figure. His new book "The Left Hand of God,Taking Back Our Country From The Religious Right
" is certain to aggravate Christian zealots. The book is very timely. When a religious group (any religious group) receives support of the government in power in carrying out its goals then the resultant combination spells ill for the rest of the population and abuses take place. Such a situation strikes at the very heart of democracy. We must not quietly surrender to the wave of bigotry currently gaining force in America. A review
of the book by Rev. Ed Bacon of the All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, California, appeared in the Los Angeles Times
on February 19th.
Here is a link to Rabbi Lerner's speech at American Academy of Religion*****