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Repairing the Cosmos: Things hidden and things healed.

I heard this story by physician Rachel Naomi Remen during an On Being podcast today. It’s a story she remembers her grandfather reciting about tikkun olam, the repairing of the cosmos: In the beginning there was only the holy darkness; the Ein Sof, the source of life. And then in the course of history, at a moment … Continue reading

What Do We Need To Become?

How To Survive A Plague is a powerful story about justice, collective anger, life and death in the midst of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980‘s. It’s a story that remembers how the ACT UP community in New York City came together to research and protest in order for AIDS-infected people to be seen as … Continue reading

What Did You Study In Undergrad?

“What did you study in undergrad?” “Oh, um, Speech Pathology…”  [Perplexed, sideways glace.] “Yeah…it’s totally unrelated to theology.”  [I chuckle, attempting to shrug off the sheepish awkwardness I feel and move on.] I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this exact conversation. I dissected cadavers in my undergrad classes, could transcribe conversations using the phonetic … Continue reading

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