Divine Impulses: Laszlo Berkowits

Laszlo Berkowits says that when he was arrested in Hungary with his family in 1944 and taken into Auschwitz concentration … Continued

Laszlo Berkowits says that when he was arrested in Hungary with his family in 1944 and taken into Auschwitz concentration camp, he was a “totally non-theological 16-year-old boy.”

Today he is a Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Virginia.

Although he survived the Holocaust, his parents and two younger siblings did not. In the years since he was freed by the 82nd Airborne, Berkowits emigrated to America, served in the Army and has been a rabbi for more than four decades.

“Do not ask for a blessing. . . Be a blessing,” Berkowits said with characteristic pragmatism when asked about prayer by On Faith’s Sally Quinn. “We [humans] have a job to do.”

» Watch Berkowits talk about why he believes God is not omnipotent and his understanding that we are “partners with God in the perfection of creation.”

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  • deflag

    Here’s what I believe.My own mind is my church. Religion failed me, so I’m back to the old ways.

  • deflag

    God is good, God is Great.

  • Dolores Lear

    GOD is Everywhere. GOD made the Atom and Electro-Magnetic Force that is in All LIFE, Seen/Visible and Unseen/Invisible.The God of the Bible that walked and talked with the Humans they made, were Human High Tech Science Pure-bred Male and Female Clone Helpmeets, not Mates.They made the Adam and Eve Clony on Earth, also Equal Male and Female’s made from the Male Rib. Today we call that High Tech Science Cloning.We have been worshipping Pagan Gods, our Ancestors who Colonized Earth, and Reproduced Humans by High Tech Science Cloning, called Lord God, He, Him, etc.GOD is not a HE. Fallen Humans even with our return to High Tech Science cannot Call this Force a HE. Our Ancestors are Equal He and She Clones, with Eternal Physical Life After Birth, on Planets and in Spaceships.Eternal Life is for the Living Humans, not Dead Humans.

  • deflag

    The Air Force flew over a couple of times a little earlier. I had the paper and pen out, writing some lines. The guys leave behind their wife and kids all for us, for a night alone in the sky on the next mission. With love it is possible and we never forget or leave behind those who matter most. Thanks guys and all those who are missing you tonight.

  • deflag

    You can’t leave behind the love. Those memories go with you and stay with you. Here’s from the papers, under a noisey sky. This is for everybody missing somebody tonight, above and beyond.Tonight

  • ORIGINAL CHRISTIANS?

    What is the Turkish church? The original 7 congregations of the early christians in the letters to Paul were in Turkey.

  • Me too

    It all seems wrong and not fit because you were hurt. Love wins, fogives, heals and wins all battles. You can win them all if you find the right one to love, the one who loves you the same for all time. Things keep getting more dear. Even if you are not near, we know how great the love is and that matters most. That’s the future, that’s where the children must live and we must win for them what they need most. A future full of love and hope is a secure future. It all fits, it is all right as rain.”Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” Cinderella Thank God for Rainbows and Grandmothers, for I would of never seen Cinderella.

  • Dolores Lear

    Where is God in Religion?What is Freedom of Religion? The USAs Stand on Freedom of Religion, with their Christian Prayers, Icons and Holidays, in Government, is not Freedom of Religion. The USA needs Freedom From, the Christian Religion in Government, for All Religious and Atheist Citizens. Why does the USA and other Countries, support accepting Christianity, or some Religion, as part of their Government? Some Countries in the Past, Controlled by a Religion, are now Free of a Government Religion. Should Humans Start working on Freedom from Religion in Government, instead of Forcing Religion, on All Children of God? Would the Earth be a Better Place, without all the Problems and War, caused by Different Religious God ‘Beliefs’?It is Time, to Start Working, on Gods True Work of Eternal Human Physical Life After Birth, with Space Travel, High Tech Colonization, and Reproduction in a High Tech Womb in the Lab. Instead of Working on Satan’s False Work of Pollution, Nuclear Bombs, and War. We need a High Tech Womb to Finish making Perfect Humans, like God’s Peace Work with the Adam and Eve Clones, ‘in the beginning’. When the Perfect Clones reproduced by God, started Reproducing Imperfect Humans by Satan’s Heterosexual Body Birth, Satan’s Hell Work Broke out on Planet Earth.Now the Planet is Endangered By Satan’s Religious Humans, with Death to our Eco System, and to All Life on Earth. What does the Religious Teachings, of ‘Eternal Life After Death’ mean?God’s High Tech Perfect Peace Humans, do have Eternal Life ‘After’ Birth Work, Possible on Planets and in Spaceships.It is Time to Follow Jesus, the Prince of Peace, and be about the Male and Female Clones Business. They were the ‘Father’ of Life’s Business on Earth. Humans should Stop Following Satan’s Work, to the Gates of Hell with our Nuclear Bombs.

  • Anonymous

    “Love Unchanged”Oh my love how can this beWritten by: Me

  • deflag

    What a can of worms. Make’s you want to go fishing.

  • deflag

    Where is God in Religion?

  • Mua V Nguyen

    Dear All Brother and SisterI would like bring in here and I hope everyone need Focus.. I am very respect every single one who have your own Religion ..That your choice that your believed that your life..Finaly 100% I am very respect any Religiondont bring other Religion In here dont forget Military US still service front Line overseaSincerely yoursMua V Nguyen

  • deflag

    Just thinking. I’m out of beer, well I’m down to one, so it’s about the same thing. Summer is about over and before fall or falling down, I’m going to cut back on the drinking. It’s dulling me and if I lose my edge I’m headed for more trouble. I think it’s time to go the other way.”But all the pain of life’s trials set off the alarms”I got whiskey bent and hell bound more than a few times. Time to get down to business and the future is serious business, that will not wait. I’ve been waiting my whole life. I found something better and I can’t waste another minute. Every minute seems to be growing longer and I like that idea. I lost my anger and found my love. It’s great because she is great.

  • Anonymous

    “Longing for Love”Longing for what is here in my heartWritten by: Me too.

  • Dolores Lear

    Humans need High Tech Science Books, to Understand Religion and Myth.What are the ‘things’ of GOD in Religion and Myth? GOD is the Invisible Creator of the Atom and Electro-Magnetic Force, and the Life Elements Seen/Visible and Unseen/Invisible. GOD made the Universes with Galaxies, and Solar Systems with Planets, that High Tech Humans, nor Natural Humans can make. GOD is not Visible, except in the Things Made by GOD. Humans, with High Tech Science, or Natural Science, can make Life Species from their Seed; they cannot make the Seed. High Tech Science Humans, called Gods, did Colonize Planet Earth, ‘in the beginning’. Our Home Planet was ‘null and void’ of Life, as recorded in Genesis 1,2. High Tech Science Humans, Created an Eco System and all Life Species, on Planet Earth, with GODs Elements. These Human Male and Female Clone Gods, made the Original Human Clones, ‘in their Image’ by High Tech Science Reproduction. These Pure-bred Clones, Started Mis-bred Heterosexual Body Birth Life on Earth.It is Time to Know What ‘Things’ are Created by GOD. What ‘things’ are Created by High Tech Peace Human Being Gods. What ‘things are Created by High Tech Killer Human Being Gods. And, What ‘things’ are Created by Natural Human Beings. All Life that Dies on Earth, returns to GODs Eternal Invisible Elements, After Death. GODs Invisible Elements, have Existed Forever in GODs Universes.GOD is the Source of the Universes, for the Living Humans and, for the Elements of Dead Humans and All Life. Human Clone Gods are the Equal Living Human Species After Birth, on Planets and in Spaceships. Eternal Human Life, is for the Living Male and Female Clone Humans. Dead Human Elements return to GODs Elements, to be Used again by Natural, and High Tech Science Humans, and All Life.

  • Anonymous

    “Love Coming Home”If I had to stop my heart to keep yours from breaking I wouldWritten by: Me too.

  • Anonymous

    Lear, we get it. It’s HITEK and all that. Great, but oh well. Planets and spaceships. Lions and tigers and bears too.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing compares to Me. I can’t be harmed because I have been briefed on mission possible. The training started early, so all of my defenses are built on time and early warnings are given on a need to know basis. False alarms happen, then a new fire starts. Hope remains and the mission continues. It never ends and then the kids pick it up and take it beyond our life into the next.

  • deflag

    Let’s just be smart this time. I’m looking for smart. If you keep looking, you might find it. If not in this life, then in the next. Check the Constitution for openers.

  • Dolores Lear

    How Important is the Bible, Scripture, and Myth?In old time, The Gods, flying up in the air and out into Space, were not a Holy Ghost/Spirit God. In the 1960s-1990s, many Books were about the religious Gods in Flying Saucers, Humans sighting flying saucers, and Humans projecting building Space Cities. One Book, by a NASA Scientist, was about Ezekiel’s Wheel as a helicopter. Science Fiction Books and Movies were about Spaceship Travel and Killing. Killer High Tech Humans have been using GODs Elements, for Evil, instead of Good. What is God’s ‘Word’? Did God ‘Talk’ to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus? What does Allegiance to God’s ‘Word’ mean? ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’? Is it hypocritically, for Religious People to Pray to God, to watch over our Soldiers in War, or to Pray to God to let our Side Win, and then Kill God’s Children? Is that Trusting in God’s Word?Does God have Favorite Humans or Countries, to Bless with More of ‘His’ Bounty? Why are our Brothers/Sisters our Enemies? Why are they Homeless and Starving? The Result of the Love of God on Earth?Humans need a High Tech Science Translate All Scriptures and Myth. No One Has Seen the One GOD ‘Source’, of the Atom and Electro-Magnetic Force that made Life as we Know it. Humans ‘did’ see Our High Tech Science Peace Human Brothers/Sisters, and the Killer Noah/Atlantis Society. Both called Gods, Trinity Gods, and Many Gods. Today’s Humans see Killer Gods also.When Will Humans follow the Human Peace God’s ‘Word’, and stop Killing Each Other? When we Die and Go To Heaven?

  • DOUGLAS FIELD

    WHERE ARE AMERICA’S RELIGIOUS LEADERS ?*** SADLY THIS REPRESSIVE JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM !!!** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED ****** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE::lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com 424-247-2013

  • Dolores Lear

    We need to give up being Humans Divided by Religions, Politics, Race, and Families. It is Time to be One Society of Human Steward/Caretakers of Life on Earth.Which Humans are Equal Stewards/Children of GODs Earth? What is a ‘Role Model’ of a Steward? Are GODs Childrens’ Curricular Activities, Segregated by Gender, Race, Creed, and War, instead of Taking Care of GODs Planet?”Train up the Innocent Child in The Way it should go, and when it is Matured, it will not depart from The Way?” What is ‘The Way’ of Life on Earth? Killing and Death? We are ‘not’ Steward Children of GODs LIFE on Earth.Humans were supposed to be the Caretaker Equal Clone Species on Earth. Was there Ever a ‘Peace’ Way, to Raise Children born in Sin, like Cain? Were there Children Born on Earth, ‘Before’, Heterosexual Body Birth? Those Perfect Male and Female Clone Helpmeets, not Born by Body Birth, began Reproducing Defective Children by Body Birth. GOD, joins the seed in both types of Human Reproduction. Equal Birth for All, in a High Tech Womb, the Higher Nature. Unequal Birth in the Female Womb, the Unequal Lower Nature of Human Birth. Today’s Misbred Lower Nature Humans, are Killing GODs Ozone Canopy, and All GODs Life on Earth. Humans are making Defective Human Life, Pollution and and Nuclear Bombs, with GODs Invisible Elements.Eternal Human Life, is for High Tech Higher Being Human Male and Female Clones Stewards, of Physical Life After Birth on Planets and in Spaceships.

  • Dolores Lear

    Will our conversations with other Religion Members, Change Anything, to Solve whose Side God is on? Or will it start a new Denomination? ‘What is realistic and authentic interfaith dialog’? What does “God is on our Side” mean Literally? Which side is that? How many Sides does God have, for religions on Earth? What does the many Sides of God on Earth look like, to God ‘up there and out there’? Is one Side of Religion, Love, and one Side, Idolatry? GODs Temple is our Planet and the Life on it. What do Pagan temples made by Humans Hands mean? Idolatry? What does Love of God and Love of Brothers/Sisters of God mean, Hypocrisy, Inequality, and Killing?What does ‘Religion is the Conscience for the State’, mean? The Religion a Government enforces, for All Gods Children?In Genesis, the Lord God made a Livable Eco System, for an Earth that was null and void. God added Physical Life of All Species, with Equal Resources.When did God start Favorite Sons and Daughters, over the other Life forms on Earth? The Human Male and Female Clone Species, were put in charge? Does Religion have a rightful Role in Modern times? Does God favor the Christian Right’s Religion, over All the other religions on Earth? How many Divisions does the Christian Religion have? Which One does God favor?How Do Religious Members, Love and Obey God, and Love their Brothers/Sisters of Life, and then Kill? All Gods Children, will Literally, blow up their Planet and their Brothers/Sisters, with their ‘Love’ of God and Nuclear Bombs.It ‘is’ Time to have some Realistic and Authentic Interfaith Dialog.

  • Dolores Lear

    After listening to Bran McLaren and Richard Land, Christians, on a voice tape on Bloggingheads.tv, I felt moved to explain that Messiah/Christ are the Hebrew and Greek word, for the English word Anointed. These three same words, plus Prophet, Priest and King, about Jesus, are been Mis-used in Controversy in Religion today.The Hebrew Religion uses this Word, as a World Leader to Come to Earth. The Christian Religion uses this as a World Leader, to Come back to Earth, Alive from Space. No one uses Anointed, as it does not work in with their teachings. Christians do use the word Anointed with Jesus, but use it to make him King of the Planet in the End Times, as I guess that is what the Hebrew Religion also teaches, about an Unknown Human.Before All religions on Earth can become United, behind a World Leader, we need to Understand what is Involved, for All Human Brothers/Sisters on Planet Earth. With a High Tech Translation of ‘All’ Scripture and Myth, will be revealed, about the Past Killing High Tech Society History of the Fallen Human Species, in Religion and Myth, during the Noah/Atlantis Society, and a Coming Peace High Tech Society to Come at the Planetary Judgement Day. All Humans will be Equal, After those left on Earth, received the Anointed, High Tech Physical Regeneration, to Pure-bred Physical Bodies, like Jesus received. This High Tech Human Life will taken in Spaceships, to a New Planet, to escape our Dying Earth. Humans are All Equal, After Death, when their Physical Bodies return to GODs Elements.So Until High Tech Science Knowledge, can be Tied in to the Supernatural Creation of Life on Earth, Humans Devote their Lives, to Kill all the Inferior Life Species, including Each Other.What a Waste of the Messiah/Christ/Anointed Knowledge, of the High Tech Science Eternal Physical Human Life After Birth, on Planets and in Spaceships. Our High Tech Supernatural Birth Human Brother/Sister Clone Ancestors, are called Creator ‘God’, by Fallen Natural Birth Humans.

  • Dolores Lear

    Religious and Civil Issues can be Solved.Before a Planetary Nuclear War, it could be Possible to Unite all Divisions of Killer Humans, in One Planetary High Tech Science Species of Peace Humans. High Tech http://www.com, TV, etc., could spread the ‘Word’.The Supernatural ‘Power’ of the Supernatural High Tech Lord ‘God’ Science in Religion, is on Earth today.Humans Know how to Colonize an Atmosphere, on another Planet. Why not finish the job, instead of using our ‘God’ Science, to blow up our Home Planet? Our Supernatural Science, is the Lord ‘God’ Angel/Astronauts Science, in Genesis, that Supernaturally started Life on our Earth Home. Our Human Ancestors, started Life on Earth in their Human Image. They were not a Spirit ‘Being’ God; they were ‘Higher Being’ Humans. Our Ancestors did Colonize an Eco System on Earth, added the Species, and Reproduced Human Males, and Female Clones from the Male Rib, in a High Tech Lab by ‘Intelligent’ High Tech Design. We make a fetus, and put it back in the female. The Male and Female Human Clones ‘in the beginning’, were not made by Heterosexual Body Birth. The ‘Original’ Peace Clone Adam and Eve Pure-bred Helpmeet Society, made the Cain and Abel Second Generation, by Heterosexual Body Birth, The ‘Original’ Human Sin. Humans became a Mis-bred Killer Human Species; Killing and Death began. Fallen Lower Human ‘Beings’, have Reproduced Mis-bred Brother/Sister Killers of All Life on Earth, ever since. We have the High Tech ‘God’ Power on Earth, to Unite in One United Peace Species, or, Kill Our Earth Home.United Pure-bred High Tech Human Male and Female Equal Clones, Do Live Eternally, in Pure-bred Physical Clone Bodies without Death, on Planets and in Spaceships.

  • Dolores Lear

    How do High Tech Humans define Who and What is ‘GOD’? A Spirit? A Human? A ‘Human Spirit Being’? A Human Man God? The Atom/Body, and the Electro-Magnetic Force/Spirit, is in all the Elements of LIFE, visible and invisible. Stars became Solar Systems, Galaxies, and Universes. The Unknown ‘Source’ of this LIFE, is not a ‘Human Spirit Being’. Humans ‘are’ ‘Body/Spirit Being’ Human Life. At Death, Our Elements return to the Eternal Elements of LIFE, that Never Die. ‘Supernatural High Tech Humans’, the Gods in Religion and Myth, did Colonize Earth, flew up in the air, and out into Space.High Tech ‘Super Natural’ Science returned, and Awed Natural Humans, when Electric Power was rediscovered. Supernatural Miracles of Radio, TV, Automobiles, Airplanes, Computers, Space Shuttles, and Nuclear Bombs, happened in 100 years.As a Child in the 1920s, I visited an Aunt in the ‘Country’, that still had oil lamps, wood burning stoves, a water well and windmill, an outhouse, and cars. In ‘Town’, we had indoor plumbing, ‘Ice Boxes’ for our food, telephones, radios, and cars. Supernatural Humans today, can Create Human fetus’ in the Lab. Humans so far, cannot Reproduce Human Clones, like the Equal Adam and Eve Clones in Genesis. Why are Unequal Male and Female Mate Humans, Killing the Humans they make by Heterosexual Body Birth? They ‘are’ our Brothers/Sisters of LIFE. Why are Unequal Humans, Killing our Eco System and All Life on Earth, with our Pollution, and Weapons of Massive Destruction? These questions can be answered by High Tech Science Pure-bred Human Reproduction in the Lab.The High Tech Equal Human Species, not reproduced by Heterosexual Body Birth, were put in Charge of Life on Earth, until Body Birth.