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    The Road Less Traveled

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. This...

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    The Flub

    “Guys, guys, I’m sorry, no, there’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture.” And with those words, the Oscar changed hands. Awkward. And,...

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    by Rabbis Rick Fox & Yaakov Lyons “Meh. We said meh…M-E-H. Meh.” – Bart Simpson. Is that all we have to say? Are we...

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    Just one thing to do first…

    by Rabbi Rick Fox With all the pomp & circumstance surrounding today’s inauguration, I have been contemplating one thing: What is the right way...

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    Chanukah & Glorifying War

    Bastille Day The 4th of July Cinco de Mayo Holidays often commemorate the start, end, or bloodiest day of a violent war. What about...

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    Fun!

    Can you think of something fun? …OK.  If you thought of watching slapstick comedy, good for you.  If you thought of playing an instrument,...

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    Give me.

    Patrick Henry famously declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” It was a bold statement, and dangerous for Henry when he said it,...

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    Mitochondrial Lovin’

    Think of how many people at Yale are absolutely in love with their work in the most challenging, technical, and sometimes esoteric fields.  Do...

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    Scouting

      Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, wrote, “Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn...

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    The Loner

    Did you ever see a “one-man band”? Even though that instrumental loner might never win a Tony, you have to admit—it kinda works.  Kinda....

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    Let it go.

    You know that trust exercise they do at camps and retreats when you have to fall backwards and a friend or coworker catches you?...

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    Frequently Asked!

    We’re used to FAQ’s and troubleshooting. Our society loves to launch investigations into “wrongdoing” (think …gate). But about when nothing is wrong?  How about...

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    The View from the Top

    From the 86th floor observation deck in the Empire State building, life looks different.  It is cooler up there, and the wind blows a...

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    Spidey Sense

    Superman can leap tall buildings with a single bound. Spiderman can stick to walls and sense danger with his “spidey-sense.” Batman, while not having...

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    BF…F?

    You know how you have friends who, no matter how many years go by, it is as if you saw them just yesterday?  And...

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    The Change

    We want make a meaningful impact on our communities, society, and the world.  But what is the best way to make it happen? Social...

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    Marries Well

    The back of the bottle of Shiraz says “Marries well with beef, lamb, and rich stews.”  But how can we measure the matrimonial success...

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    When no one else is looking

    by Rabbi Jack Cohen: Since so much of what we do is now broadcast to our 1,000 closest friends, it’s become much more difficult...

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    Back from MEOR Israel

    I wish we were all still there together! A few weeks ago we returned from MEOR Israel- the most amazing trip I have ever...

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    A Thought about Dew

    by Rabbi Jack Cohen Headaches have the tendency to make us forget that we have heads. Our car gets scratched, and we are so stressed...

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    Säuberung

    More advanced strategy, weaponry, and skills can beat an army regardless of who the “good guys” and  “bad guys” are. But it isn’t as easy...

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