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December 4, 2018

Advent, Atheists, and Why the Menorah Should Matter to You

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Last week at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, a menorah located on campus in the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house was vandalized. Later that week, it was stolen. My younger brother is a freshman living on campus there and shared...

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September 17, 2018

What Is The Other Side?

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The “other side” is never composed of anything more than living, breathing, feeling, hurting, searching, complex, singular human beings. Subconsciously, we reduce them to a group, an entity, to an “other” status, because doing so is frankly easier...

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May 15, 2018

What Has Uruguay Done with Its Memories?

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They don’t talk much here about the dictatorship. But then, there are a lot of things Uruguayans don’t talk about. Fútbol and the heat are generally pretty safe talking points; it doesn’t matter if it’s 21 degrees Celsius – cheerfully complain about...

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April 2, 2018

Of Beaches, Moons and Windy Nights

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Most people don’t plan their beach weekends around the full moon, and I count myself among most people on this one. So I guess I just hit it lucky a few days ago when I found myself on a dark, gusty beach in Rocha, Uruguay at 8:37 pm, peering over...

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