Rabbi Marc Gellman

God Squad

Rabbi Marc Gellman writes about religion for Newsday.

God Squad 5/2/15 God Squad: Does God want us to have cancer? QUESTION: Does God want me to have cancer? In the 1820s, Pope Leo XII said
God Squad 4/25/15 God Squad: Aristotle introduced idea of life after death QUESTION: I've always thought that in the last few hundred years of the Old Testament,
God Squad 4/18/15 God Squad: Shepherds, sheep must work together for good of the flock QUESTION: When the current pastor arrived, our Catholic parish was a vibrant, singing community. Now,
God Squad 4/11/15 God Squad: Even in times of hope, true evil exists Recently, I received some timely questions regarding the biblical Exodus from Egypt and the vexing
God Squad 4/4/15 God Squad: Recognizing the Messiah takes faith At this time of year, I love to watch TV shows about the Bible, and
God Squad 3/28/15 God Squad: Passover, Easter both celebrate hope, rebirth Passover and Good Friday fall on the same day this year (April 3), and Easter
God Squad 3/21/15 God Squad: Vegetables or meat? Who's to judge? My recent column on vegetarianism touched a nerve in many readers. My vegetarian readers of
God Squad 3/14/15 Friendships can aid in fight against terrorism When I was young, I remember saying prayers after Mass each Sunday for the "conversion
God Squad 3/7/15 God Squad: Eating meat is permitted, but is it virtuous? I think it's time to encourage Christians and Jews to be vegetarians. The Fifth Commandment
God Squad 2/28/15 God Squad: God's love is a gift, not a reward I'm 67 and I haven't been able to pray for months. I do believe in