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Steve Jobs quote:

August 29, 2011


“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.” This quote from Steve Jobs as he introduced the iPad 2 in March captures the essence of Apple’s cross-disciplinary approach to innovation, the same sentiment that […]

Windsor Terrace and Kensington, Brooklyn, post-Irene.

August 28, 2011


Windsor Terrace and Kensington, Brooklyn, post-Irene.

Davar Torah Shabbat Ra’eh

August 27, 2011


  This morning I delivered a Davar Torah on Parashat Ra’eh, the weekly Torah portion, at Park Slope Jewish Center in Brooklyn. My talk’s sources include Deuteronomy 11:26 -12:28, Max Vogelstein’s book “Fertile Soil: A Political History of Israel Under the Divided Kingdom,” and “A Homily on Political Messianism,” a blog post by my American-Israeli […]

Our Aug 2011 Vermont vacation

August 17, 2011

0 via Highlights from our VT vacation: Sat 8/6 we drove up to Shoshana’s parents and celebrated her mom’s birthday that evening (going by the Jewish custom that days begin at sunset). Sun 8/7 we drove up to Vermont. We stopped in Brattleboro for lunch at the food co-op (where two days later a […]

“You’re Not Alone,” a moving “It Gets Better” video

August 5, 2011


Sex in the park is allowed. But show some consideration. Many…

August 3, 2011


Full text of the sign in a Copenhagen, Denmark park: “Sex in the park is allowed. But show some consideration. Many children institutions use the park. Therefore please avoid: sex in the playground and visible places between 9 am and 4 pm. Loud sex in hiding between 9 am and 4 pm. Remember to: remove […]