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The Judy Company

Last summer my dad moved out of the office he had worked in for 40 years. My dad is the kind of person who keeps a lot of things, so when he moved out there was a lot to discover. Among the things he found was a bunch of old merchandise from the Judy Company, which my grandfather (his father-in-law...
Passover Questions

Questions at the Seder Table

The Passover Seder has been called the world’s longest-running symposium on freedom. For more than two millennia, Jews have gathered every spring to retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt and reflect on its significance in their time and place.
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Doing It Tech Free

I had the great pleasure recently of hearing a keynote presentation by Sherry Turkle at the Jewish Funders Network conference. Turkle is a professor of psychology and sociology at MIT and the author of several books, including her two most recent titles, Alone Together: Why we expect more from...
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Trust, Authority, and Institutions: A Way Forward (Part II)

If, as I wrote last week, our minds are hardwired for connection and social knowledge, and yet many of the major forces in our society move us toward independence and suspicion of authority, what’s the way forward? At bedrock, it comes down to trust. And the funny thing about trust is, in order for...