Sunday, July 29, 2007

Rabbi Wine's Humanism

Sherwin T. Wine, 79, a rabbi who spent his life forsaking convention as the leader of a sect of Judaism that viewed the religion as a culture instead of a faith, died July 21 in an automobile accident in Essaouira, Morocco, according to the Web site of the Society for Humanistic Judaism.

I think it remarkable that the Rabbi's humanism was so pronounced and emphasized. According to that news report, "Rabbi Wine, who lived in Birmingham, Mich., was on vacation with his partner, Richard McMains, when another vehicle hit the taxi in which they were passengers."

An amazing sect of Judaism.

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