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Rabbi Miriam Philips
January 13, 2017

Since the election my heart and mind are just not getting along. I know that good, decent people voted differently than me. Wonderful people. People in my family. Lifelong friends. People I love. But our relationships are just not the same right now.

I know I’m not the only one. The election in November was personal for many people, and for so many different reasons. Immediately after the election, I spoke with and hugged congregants who were grieving over the election results. But I also know there are many valued members of our congregation who voted differently than the majority...

Rabbi Miriam Philips
January 6, 2017

Since the election my heart and mind are just not getting along. I know that good, decent people voted differently than me. Wonderful people. People in my family. Lifelong friends. People I love. But our relationships are just not the same right now.

I know I’m not the only one. The election in November was personal for many people, and for so many different reasons. Immediately after the election, I spoke with and hugged congregants who were grieving over the election results. But I also know there are many valued members of our congregation who voted differently than the majority...

Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
December 30, 2016

As we enter the final days of 2016, the time has come for the annual array of top 10 lists and best-of lists (and worst-of lists) all reflecting on the year that has been. Linguists, too, contribute in their own way. Reflecting on his choice for the “Word of the Year” for 2016, Geoff Nunberg, linguist contributor on NPR’s Fresh Air, writes, “It's been an unusual political year, to put it mildly, and you could write most of its story just by tracking its effects on the lexicon — the new words and new uses of old ones, some useful,...

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