Food for Thought

For three days in June, the Bush administration, the State of California and the City of Sacramento collectively spent millions of dollars pitching genetically engineered foods and industrial agricultural methods to some of the world's poorest nations at the Ministerial Conference and Expo on Agricultural Science and Technology, June 23-25.

Prayer as a Rebellion: What Happens When You Ask God for Help?

During the past few years I have been giving workshops on the psychology of prayer at temples, synagogues, and Jewish book fairs nationwide. At each event, I invariably get asked the same probing questions: "Is it OK to ask God for assistance?", "Do Jews still talk to God about their dreams and desires?", "Do these personal prayers and meditations make a difference?"