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Americans of all faiths can no longer be silent
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Americans of all faiths can no longer be silent

April 4th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By RABBI IRWIN WIENER, Guest Columnist “O God, keep not your silence; hold not your peace, and be not still O God. For lo your enemies are in an uproar; and they that hate you have lifted up their head. They hold crafty...
Our Lives Depend On Our Words And Their Meaning
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Our Lives Depend On Our Words And Their Meaning

January 18th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Columnist How many times have we listened to someone but really never heard what was said? Words are so important in everything we do. Relationships depend on words. And all too often we say things we...
Year Of Joys, Pains Helps Us Understand Purpose
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Year Of Joys, Pains Helps Us Understand Purpose

January 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Columnist It hardly seems possible that another year is now history. Over the years, I have seen the goings and comings of so many, the joys and disappointment, the frustrations and rewards. And now...
Our Vulnerability Leads Us To Our Greatest Gift
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Our Vulnerability Leads Us To Our Greatest Gift

January 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rev. Susan Wilmot Guest Writer “Arise, shine; for your light has come,” proclaims the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 60:1). That was probably rather a stretch for Isaiah’s audience after what they’d been through in exile. For...
New Year Offers New Ways To Appreciate God’s Beauty
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New Year Offers New Ways To Appreciate God’s Beauty

January 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer “I can’t believe I left my headlamp at home,” I mumbled to myself as I snapped the leash on Mollie, my hiking companion for the morning. Little puffs of breath showed in the the car’s dome...
Don’t Ignore Someone’s Depression Before It’s Too Late
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Don’t Ignore Someone’s Depression Before It’s Too Late

January 8th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Kimberly Mcwilliams, LPC Guest Writer Someone you know – maybe your child, a teenager down the block or an adult family member, friend or colleague – is hurting inside. You’ve noticed abrupt changes in his personality,...
We should be mad when our traditions are scorned
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We should be mad when our traditions are scorned

December 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, Guest Columnist First – animals get mad, people get angry. In this instance however, perhaps the right terminology is MAD. Things are happening in this country that sometimes appear to be so convoluted...
Salvation, Redemption Are Reasons For Holidays
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Salvation, Redemption Are Reasons For Holidays

December 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Writer If our lives have been blessed, the way to say “thank you” is with responsible conduct. Additionally, this season gives us the opportunity to display the goodness that can be found in each...
Forgiveness Helps Get Our Spiritual House In Order
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Forgiveness Helps Get Our Spiritual House In Order

December 3rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rev Susan Wilmot Guest Writer Perhaps, like me, you experience a kind of reverse pole effect living here in the Valley. There’s something about this time of year that has me itching to clean out stuff. It got me thinking...
Two Holidays Give Us Chance To Show Gratitude
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Two Holidays Give Us Chance To Show Gratitude

November 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Writer November is truly a remarkable time of the year. Remarkable because we celebrate and commemorate two important events established to remind us of the gratitude we owe to so many. One is Veterans...