The Evolution of the American Narrative (As We Tell It)

Chevre, We are the stories that we tell. And those stories are selective. We cannot recall every event. And we cannot recall every detail of every event or the telling would become a replica of the event itself, taking the same amount of time as the original. In other...

Divrey Torah from Yom Kippur

Chevre, What a wonderful collection of Divrey Torah from this year’s Yom Kippur speakers. Plenty of food for thought and guidance for improvement in the year to come. Leslie, Robin and Terri all shared great thoughtfulness and insight and I’m happy to...

Elul Learning, Part 3: Forgiveness, Transactional-Style

Chevre, In part three of our Elul learning series, I’ll share Prof. Nussbaum’s critique of the usual styles, as I’ll call them, of forgiveness. Nussbaum describes these as utilizing “transactional-forgiveness.” And she rejects them for what she sees as their moral...

Elul Learning, Part Two: Transition and Transitional-Anger

Chevre, In last week’s post, I presented Prof. Martha Nussbaum’s critique of anger as a force for justice. In her book Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice, Nussbaum rejects anger as a motivational force, as a practical force and as a moral force in...
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