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The Responsibilities of Privilege

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about luck. It all started this past summer, when my friend Nadya invited me to her naturalization ceremony. Now, I’d never been to such a ceremony before. But I assumed it would be a … Continue reading

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The Power to Choose – Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5776/2015

There’s a line in the classic sci-fi popcorn film Terminator 2: Judgment Day that I’ve always found to be very powerful, and very challenging. John Connor, the leader of the human resistance against the machines, says: “The future is not … Continue reading

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Forgiving Pharaoh – 30 Days of Liberation, Day 8

Sometimes, it feels like we don’t deserve forgiveness, or that it’s impossible to forgive an offender. But Jewish tradition teaches there are few, if any, unforgivable sins. A midrash has it that God kept Pharaoh alive as long as necessary … Continue reading

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