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The Illusion of Control and the Food Stamp Challenge

Jewish liturgy returns to one aspect of G-d’s nature over and over: G-d doesn’t care about human power structures and is usually itching to upend them. The Exodus story smashes the illusion of human control, laying bare the truth that … Continue reading

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Here’s Your Kippah. Welcome to the Minefield!

Part of creating a Jewish identity in the 21st-century Diaspora is entering into a relationship — however thin, however distant, however indirect — with Eretz Yisrael, what we now call the state of Israel, and its ancient, layered complexities. I … Continue reading

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