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Men Without Women

Recently, a loyal reader of my blog asked a question of how it was that salty became used as a term for angry, since it had appeared in a recent quiz-show segment for my congregation’s annual variety show [1].  Looking … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Women Were Priests

When Women Were Priests:  Women’s Leadership In The Early Church & The Scandal Of Their Subordination In The Rise Of Christianity, by Karen Jo Torjesen This book has a terrible title, but it is not a terrible book.  That does … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pregnancy Day By Day

Pregnancy Day By Day, edited by Paula Amato and Maggie Blott This was an uncomfortable book to read, and it seems deliberately so.  In reading this book I had all kinds of questions, and they were not necessarily the right … Continue reading

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Book Review: What To Expect When You’re Expecting

What To Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel One of the hazards of choosing certain book reading challenges to do is that one ends up reading the sort of books that lead people to ask questions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyday Tarot

Everyday Tarot:  Unlock Your Inner Wisdom And Manifest Your Future, by Brigit Esselmont It must be admitted that tarot in general has within it certain assumptions about the power of human intuition that are, at best, highly problematic.  Yet this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manthology

Manthology:  What Makes A Good Man In The Modern World, by Jim Misner Being a man in the contemporary world is not easy.  We live in an age that still depends for what little hope it has on men being … Continue reading

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Feels Like Heaven

“Feels Like Heaven” was a single from Peter Cetera’s vastly underrated World Falling Down album [1] that was a rare positive song in that generally downcast album, featuring a beautiful duet between Cetera and former Rufus singer Chaka Khan [2].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way:  A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron In some ways, this book was not something I expected.  The author assumes that the reader is somehow a creative person whose creative juices are blocked and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Down The Nile

Down The Nile:  Alone In A Fisherman’s Skiff, by Rosemary Mahoney Did the author do something interesting enough to warrant having a book published about it?  After having finished this book, I’m still not sure that it was essential.  To … Continue reading

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With A Firm Sense Of Justice

Frequently I comment on the messages that are given at services on the Sabbath, after I have had some time to reflect and ruminate on them a little bit, and I would like to do so today as well.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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