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Rabbi Janet Marder
February 2, 2018

One fine day, 110 million years ago, a 3000 pound behemoth lumbered through a swamp, leaving footprints in the mud along a riverbank. A grumpy herbivore, covered with armored plates and spikes, the creature would later be called a nodosaur, meaning “knobbed lizard.” It was an uneventful day for the nodosaur and the companions who trudged behind her in the mud – a long-necked sauropod, some theropods – smaller cousins of the mighty T-rex – and a bunch of baby nodosaurs.

But soon after that dinosaur stroll, the landscape changed abruptly. “Within days, a flood covered the many footprints with...

Beverly Parenti and Tina Seelig
January 19, 2018
Rabbi Sarah Weissman
January 16, 2018

Sometimes you find inspiration in the unlikeliest of places.  This week, my faith in humanity was confirmed by an interaction on Twitter, of all things.  You may have read about it: the comedian Sarah Silverman made news with her response to a man who tweeted a nasty insult at her.  Instead of ridiculing him or lashing out, she wrote: “I believe in you. I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain. But u know that. I know this feeling. Ps My back…sux too. see what happens when u choose love. I...

Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
December 29, 2017

This week, NPR’s politics editor created a fun game for all of us to play as 2017 comes to a close: a NCAA March Madness-style bracket in which readers can vote on the biggest political stories of 2017. Domenico Montanaro compiled a list of 64 major stories in politics from this past year, and pitted them against each other in a head-to-head competition. The bracket was complete with four regions, with the #1 story in each region facing the #16 story. Readers could vote on Twitter to decide which story was most significant. The top two stories that dominated their...

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