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Public Infrastructure

As you may have heard, the Washington Metro subway is in bad shape. So bad, in fact, that they had to shut down the entire system for a day to do emergency repairs earlier this year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: the Metro is in such a state of disrepair that the system may have to shut...

What’s Here, and What Isn’t? On Questions, Suspicion, and Faith

Years ago, just after I graduated rabbinic school, I remember being at a training retreat for Hillel student interns. These were students who had not previously been involved in Jewish life on campus, and who were recruited to be part of a cohort that would deepen their own connection with Jewish...

The Big Questions of Baseball

“[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone. You...