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God and dinosaurs

June 5, 2021

Does Judaism believe that God planted fake dinosaur fossils in the earth to explain how dinosaurs could exist when the world is only 6,000 years old?

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“It’s so nice to see your face again”

May 23, 2021

“I almost didn’t recognize you without your mask,” Shifra said at the park while we were walking our dogs. Post-pandemic socializing returns!

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The return of choice

April 11, 2021

With the pandemic waning (in Israel at least), some people don’t want to go back to the “old normal” of FOMO and an abundance of choice.

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Does God still demand “costly signaling?”

March 26, 2021

Pre-Passover reading: Does God still demand “costly signaling?” How halacha evolves and why that can help us lighten up this Pesach.

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Dystopian fiction cuts close to home

February 14, 2021

The haredi “autonomy” we’re seeing in real-world Israel today is strikingly similar to the fictional “Autonomies” on TV. What can we learn?

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Vaccinations and lockdowns reveal Israel’s extremes

January 15, 2021

Israel’s vaccination drive is offset only by its high number of new cases and our third lockdown. They highlight the extremes of living in Israel.

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The Covid-19 fertility crisis: a short story

October 25, 2020

The dystopian future if

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What I want to believe about Covid-19

September 13, 2020

As the pandemic draws on, I am finding myself drawn towards theories I want to believe are true, even when the data isn’t there yet.

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Seth Rogen’s sour pickle

August 30, 2020

What did Seth Rogen really say about Israel on Marc Maron’s podcast? Was it as bad as people say? I listened to the whole hour and a half. Plus a review of An American Pickle.

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When did your pandemic end?

June 7, 2020

Pandemics typically have two types of endings. The medical and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes. Are we there?

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