Basics: The Three R’s

We are consumers by nature. We cannot produce our own food through photosynthesis, carry our houses on our backs like a snail, or lick ourselves clean like cats (at least I personally choose not to…). Instead we depend on creating and using materials for these tasks, and inevitably produce waste in the process. When confronted…

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creatuREport: Introduction

I am starting a new weekly segment which I like to call the “creatuREport” (a combination of “creature report,” and pronounced accordingly). This will be a project that I file under one of the site’s main themes – Education, and will be a way to learn a bit about a certain organism each week. Here’s…

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Yom Kippur 5778

Are we perfect? Definitely not. We make mistakes, we choose poorly, and we may hurt others along the way. But perhaps our imperfection has significance in how we decide to deal with it. The theme of this holiest day of the Jewish calendar is atonement. We atone for mistakes made in the past year, express…

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Things to Come

I haven’t posted in a few days but I have done some updating of the site’s basics (like the ‘About’ page and the logo) as well as some behind-the-scenes work. After a serious brainstorming session while lying in bed trying to fall asleep, I now have a list of 241 topics that I plan to…

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Rosh Hashanah 5778

[Preface: I’m currently out in the Middle East for work and a long way from home. This is part of what inspired me to begin writing down my thoughts.] Without a round challah, shofar blast, or big group of family and friends with which to celebrate, what is left of Rosh Hashanah? How will I…

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