The Nature and Nurture of Men

Chevre, What do the following things have in common? Sexual impropriety, harassment and rape in places ranging from the family home to the workplace to universities to whole industries to public spaces like streets and parks. Sexual abuse and molestation by priests...

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Why Be Thankful?

Chevre, For most of us, I would guess, it’s not so hard on Thanksgiving to bring to mind many things for which we are grateful. For some of us, though, that might be a little more difficult. A recent article by Prof. David DeSteno, a psychologist teaching at...

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Beware Self-Righteousness

Chevre, Reading this week’s Torah portion, Vayera, my eye was caught by something I’d never noticed before. It arises from reading two separate stories as a related pair. Story #1: God & Abraham, Sodom & Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah are thoroughly corrupt....

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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 share their...

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