Bugs in My Kale: Bringing Intention to Our Tabletop

How are we connected to the food we eat? Imagine a movement that links consumption and production, shoppers and workers, in Professor Bryant Simon’s discussion: The Dinner Party, this Sunday 10/13, 10:15am at RS. (A part of the What is Your Food Worth partnership with the Feinstein Center). Below is...

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Coloring in Creation

In the spring of my senior year of high school, after the stress of college applications and acceptance were over, my best friend and I both had the overwhelming urge to…color. We went to the drugstore and bought a brand-new 64 pack of Crayola crayons and a couple of those...

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Sukkot: The Illusion of Shelter

Why do we build a shelter that provides no shelter at all? Growing up in suburban NJ, my home was not in a high-crime area.  Yet, always, we locked the doors and we turned on the security alarm.  We even had a big dog bowl on the front porch, to...

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September 11, Honoring the Memory

   Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of...

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Elul Reflections: What Do I Want?

Our lives are full of “should”s. I should go to the grocery store. I should make that appointment I’ve been avoiding. I should ignore the beautiful weather outside and finish my work to meet this deadline. What if we were to consider this coming year full of “want”s? I want...

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