Daily Archives: April 6, 2012

Passover Links

I have some good links for Passover, from a variety of perspectives. 1.  Laura Baum is a Reform rabbi, who was a classmate of mine at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.  She has an excellent article at the Huffington Post … Continue reading

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A Contract with the Earth 6: Alternative Fuels

On pages 48-49 of A Contract with the Earth, Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple sound a lot like Barack Obama.  Like Obama, they want to wean “industrial societies from their dependence on fossil fuels”.  They lament that “Although the United … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Environment, Political Philosophy, Politics

The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 6: A Fog, Sort Of

What stood out to me in my reading yesterday of The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships was something that Sean Barron said on page 61, about when he was in nursery school: “I remember a teacher’s aide in Mrs. Kreidler’s … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Social Skills

Meats and Qorban in Mark 7

In my latest reading of volume 4 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Meier talks about Mark 7, in which Jesus discusses such issues as defilement, clean and unclean meats (depending on how you interpret verse … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion