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Two Examples, Two Paths

Published on November 24th, 2017 | by Natan Margalit

Take a good look at American society today and you see both dysfunctional, shortsighted, thinking, and, if you look, you can see a new kind of thinking that takes the whole picture into account. On the... Read More

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Noah and Our Embodied Wisdom

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by Natan Margalit

This week’s Torah portion, Noah, starts out (Genesis 6:9) with one of those extra words that rabbis and commentators just can’t leave alone: we’ve got to understand why the Torah put in an extra word when it didn’t need... Read More

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Looking to the Sky, Remembering Our Ideals

Published on September 6th, 2017 | by Natan Margalit

Recently, I read an article in the New York Times Magazine that talked about the way that people do or say things, say, supporting a good cause or political opinion, not because they really believe in it, but because they... Read More

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Old Habits, New Opportunities

Published on September 6th, 2017 | by Natan Margalit

We are creatures of habit. Mostly, that’s a good thing. I almost never forget to brush my teeth, close the windows and lock the doors before I go to bed at night. In the morning I... Read More

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A New Kind of Community

Published on August 30th, 2017 | by Natan Margalit

My family and I just got back from ten days at our annual “dance camp.” This gathering, which has been happening for more than 30 years, is about dancing, but more so, it’s ten days of... Read More

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Tree of Knowledge, Tree of Life

Published on August 24th, 2017 | by Natan Margalit

My work at Organic Torah starts with asking a question about chochma/Jewish wisdom: Must the Tree of Knowledge be separated from the Tree of Life? The Tree of Knowledge is what we have become used to in... Read More

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No Earth, No Economy

Published on May 2nd, 2017 | by Natan Margalit

AT THE RECENT PEOPLE’S CLIMATE RALLY in Boston I saw this sign: “No Earth, No Economy.” The message is simple and direct: if you feel that you want to build a new oil pipeline, say, from... Read More

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