Monthly Archives: April 2015

Prayers for a Non-Violent End

The clock ticks down. The government and the executioner holding the balance of a system and individuals swayed by forces much larger than themselves. Where is life in this balance? Pruett Tsarnaev James Holmes The Bali 9 Advertisements

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Modern Love and Music

I took a little time to go to, what is for me, a European-like modern art event (some of it modern opera in Hebrew). The arts are more heavily subsidized and appreciated in Europe, and one thus finds very experimental … Continue reading

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Native Arguments

So, I sit down to lunch with my friend and some Latino laborers, and she agrees to let me use a corner of her sheep field for traditional Native American farming – a 3 sister’s garden (corn, beans, and squash) … Continue reading

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Gray

In some ways, the concept of nation is problematic for me. I grew up in a very international multicultural way. When I look at the riots that happened yesterday in Baltimore, I understand a very important message for the new … Continue reading

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Israeli Independence Day

Back in a more reform community, we all get together for some food, dancing, and a movie (PBS’s Israel: The Royal Tour). We were going to camp out, and I thought it would have been a nice transition from Passover … Continue reading

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A Good Shepherd

Out in the more rural parts on a sheep farm with a little space for my vegetables, I am miles away from a synagogue. When I pull together the gas money to get there, the closest one is conservative. I … Continue reading

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A Little Seder in the Middle of It All

Passover was quiet. Although I moved and managed to lose my copy of the Haggadah, I pulled together a nice meal, lit candles. I found my Hebrew class book that had a few prayers in it, and practiced reading a … Continue reading

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