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Humaneness

Leave it up to humans to language benevolence toward animals as “humane” and a lack of compassion as “inhumane.” It reflects that tendency humans have to see things (only) from …

May You Live to 120

Have you heard of the 110 club? This exclusive club boasts no annual membership fee and has only one criterion— you remain alive. Violet Brown of Jamaica was the eldest …

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Never Doubt the Power of One

Kabbalah entreats us to look for origins, to journey back and discover the source—the seed that starts the flow which results in an outcome. When you square a number, it …

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Colorful Vibrations

Kabbalah is a study of unseen reality and unseen potential. If we limit ourselves to experiencing the senses of the physical body we perceive only a fraction of the world …

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Racist Uniformity

We learned that Nazi websites had posted a call to burn our synagogue. A frail, elderly woman approached me as I stood on the steps in front of our sanctuary, …

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt

The differing standards of proof for criminal and civil cases is well known. While civil cases require a preponderance or balance of probabilities, criminal cases require proof beyond a reasonable …

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Damn Nation

Senator Bernie Sanders made headlines this week for challenging a statement made by cabinet nominee Russell Vought that “Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know …

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A Tough Act to Follow

    It was the 66th commencement for graduates of Brandeis University, my younger son getting his Bachelor degree. Graduations can be rather tedious for graduates, family, and friends and then …