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Korach

For the longest time I was confused when I read this week’s Torah portion, “Korach.” As I got older and read the text more closely, I understood why. Within one time...

Carbon

Are we making progress toward tikkun olam (healing the earth), or aren’t we? And if we are, how do we know? Those questions struck Seattle photographer Yoram Benet last...

Universals and particulars in the debate on same-sex marriage

Around the debate over same-sex marriage is one judgement that is universally shared by the proponents and the opponents alike: the purest focus on the topic of morality...

Link to…Colorado

It’s been a couple of weeks since Rocky Mountain Jew’s last “links to the world” post, but fear not! We’re still busy scouring media from...

Obama and Netanyahu: Who pressured whom?

Benjamin Netanyahu uttered the “two states for two peoples” line, finally. It was inevitable. And whatever it means politically for Israel’s relationship with the US,...

A rare opportunity for the US to help forge a new Iran

Barack Obama has been in office for six months talking about the dialogue he’s going to have with Iran. What dialogue? In six months Obama has not managed to schedule a...

Wandering in Germany, settled in Netanya

Wandering around the small towns of Germany. Is this a job for a nice Jewish boy? I don’t know, but it’s definitely an honor for a grown Jewish man. If asked where he...

An enchanted park

THERE is nothing quite like gliding on two wheels as the wind is on your face. And so I decided to kick off my summer the other day by renting a bike and gliding through...

Talking to your parents about death

I count myself amongst the most fortunate of “Fifty Somethings” because both of my parents are still alive. Sometimes this weighs heavily on me, like when my mother...

Lost opportunity

This past week, Obama has managed to disprove his entire platform. That perhaps government intervention is not the best policy. Well, at least when it comes to masses of...