Monthly Archives: June 2009

A Non-Anniversary

Yesterday was Gilad Shalit’s third anniversary in captivity. People marked the day with protests, petitions, articles, Twitters and letters. The anniversary and the extra activity have ended. Many synagogues, not enough, will continue to recite a weekly prayer for his … Continue reading

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Cryptomnesia

I have self-diagnosed yet again. It seems that I suffer from Cryptomnesia, or, unacknowledged memories. There are times when I am inspired by an idea that was long ago planted in my memory by something I read or heard. The … Continue reading

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Where Are We Looking?

Our group gathers on Monday evenings in Brooklyn to practice viewing the world through the lens of Torah. We were discussing a difficult situation with a troubled and defensive person, when Sarah pointed out how it seems that we often … Continue reading

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Itching For A Good Fight

“There are evils…that men inflict upon one another, such as tyrannical domination of some of them over others.” (The Guide For The Perplexed 3:2 Maimonides rose to his position as leader of the Jewish community of Egypt by battling Yahya … Continue reading

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The Perfect Cup of Coffee

I never included a constant grinding noise in my head as one of my health issues, but since a recent trip to California, I can’t get rid of the noise of a coffee grinder out of my mind. Of course, … Continue reading

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