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What I want to believe about Covid-19

September 13, 2020

As the pandemic draws on, I am finding myself drawn towards theories I want to believe are true, even when the data isn’t there yet.

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Seth Rogen’s sour pickle

August 30, 2020

What did Seth Rogen really say about Israel on Marc Maron’s podcast? Was it as bad as people say? I listened to the whole hour and a half. Plus a review of An American Pickle.

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When did your pandemic end?

June 7, 2020

Pandemics typically have two types of endings. The medical and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes. Are we there?

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Your exit, not mine

May 10, 2020

With COVID restrictions in Israel easing, what happens when some of us can go out, while others are still at risk, even if the danger is dropping?

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How will the world change after COVID-19?

April 26, 2020

How will the world change after COVID-19? Here are a few predictions: for work, travel and personal relationships (including sex).

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Corona calculations for the Seder

April 12, 2020

Our family went to extraordinary lengths to try to be together for Pesach Seder and to keep me, a high-risk patient, safe. Did we succeed?

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Preparing for death

March 29, 2020

OK, that headline is a bit of a red herring. I’m not dying now nor am I planning to any time soon. But lately I’ve been thinking about death a lot. Four ways that human beings grapple with a world in which we no longer exist.

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What’s on your travel bucket list?

February 15, 2020

Jody and I were supposed to go on vacation in Asia this week. The COVID-19 virus changed all that. Where on our bucket list should we go instead?

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What’s really happening on American college campuses today

January 4, 2020

What’s really happening for pro-Israel students on American college campuses today? I’m not there. So I asked Liel Zahavi-Asa, an Israel advocate.

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Did climate change kill the Jacob’s Ladder music festival?

November 23, 2019

If there was one thing you could always count on, it was that the weather at the Sea of Galilee in May, would be rain-free. Not so anymore.

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