Monthly Archives: October 2014

Some Thoughts on Age

As we listened to Parsha Noach last week, I mentally did the math – Noah took his whole household; he was 600 years old, with 3 sons.  Without birth control, and assuming an average fertility, maybe 3 sons in 50 … Continue reading

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On Animals and The Question of Sacrifice

My dogs were given their rabies shots.  Three days later, they were also given a Spectra 5-in-1, which covers canine distemper, parvo, canine parainfluenza, CAV-1 and CAV-2. Sec:   341293             exp 29Jan16              Ser: UV-293-059A   DAAP Sec:  347059A           exp 10Mar16         … Continue reading

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On Marriage

Some of the canonical gospel texts on divorce seem to me to be somewhat out of context with the biblical times when they were purported to have been written, as if possibly inserted.  The focus on monogamy seems out of … Continue reading

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Defining Better with Multiple Competing Values

One of the beautiful things about Jewish culture is that one observes the entire evolution and preservation of human bonds from the family, to the tribe, to the religion, to the state.  The familial origin (and fact that Abraham married his … Continue reading

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