Monthly Archives: May 2019

May 30

30 May 2019

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Dear Friends, Often, when I talk to people who tell me they’re an atheist, I can be a bit dismissive. This isn’t because I have any issue with questioning faith or with the idea that one might struggle to connect with God. Rather, it is because I have met very few people who were genuinely […]

May 24

23 May 2019

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Dear Friends, Today is Lag Ba’Omer, a very uncreatively-named Jewish holiday (Lag or ל״ג is simply the way to write 33 in Hebrew), which falls on the 33rd day of the Omer– the time that bridges the divide between Pesach and Shavu’ot. Whereas many Jews observe a variety of mourning customs during the Omer (no […]

May 16

16 May 2019

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Dear Friends, It may have escaped your attention with all the (other) horrible news these days, but one of the strangest recent developments is that Steve Bannon, former advisor and key strategist of the Trump campaign, has recently taken up residence in a remote Italian monastery. This is not, unfortunately, a result of him seeing […]

May 09

9 May 2019

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Dear Friends, I’m sure many of you will agree: there are many confusing and often jarring aspects of contemporary Israeli society and culture. Yet, personally, I think none is stranger than the extreme switch between the two chief days of the secular calendar: Yom haZikaron and Yom haAtzma’ut. Today (Wed night-Thur night) is Yom haAtzma’ut […]

May 03

2 May 2019

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Dear Friends, This week marks the first anniversary of “A Thought for Thursday”. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! As always, I welcome any feedback, questions, reviews, or suggestions for topics! Thanks for your support and for the many people who have come up to me and written to me to share that […]