Erica Brown

Stories by Erica Brown
Life and death on Heartbreak Hill

On Monday I sat down in a hotel room two blocks from where the explosion occurred at the end of … Continued

Rick Warren, the father, grieves

When Rick Warren gave his address at President Obama’s first inauguration, he made a plea: “When we fail to treat … Continued

Putting the meaning in ‘weening

AP Sophia Davila searches for the right pumpkin to be carved into a jack-o-lantern this Halloween at John Ackerman’s pumpkin … Continued

The outsider wins

Weekly Jewish Wisdom: The Outsider Wins by Dr. Erica Brown “There is no prophet in his own city.” Jewish adage … Continued

Holy conversation

Weekly Jewish Wisdom Holy Conversationby Dr. Erica Brown “Conversation is a form of prayer.” Talmud Brakhot 26b What are the … Continued

The tabernacle checklist

Weekly Jewish Wisdom The Tabernacle Checklist by Dr. Erica Brown “Just as the Lord had commanded Moses, so the Israelites … Continued

Love is a choice

Weekly Jewish Wisdom Love’s Armor By Dr. Erica Brown “Love rarely finds the one encased in armor.” -Rabbi David Wolpe … Continued

WJW: The other, the self

“We human beings are uneasy about what truly occurs deep inside the other, even if that Other is someone we … Continued

WJW The Gift

“It is better to lavish gifts on the poor than to feast heavily or to give presents to one’s friends. … Continued

WJW Half Full

“Pessimism in Judaism is usually premature.” Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Mark Twain, who has been occupying a lot of literary attention … Continued