Festival of Freedom

Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? For me, the story of the Jews’ journey out of Egypt — out of bondage — feels personally resonant, after a year in which my extended family has encountered countless emotional and physical hardships. Most scarring for me was the miscarriage I suffered on September 11, … Continue reading

The Insanity of Taking Selfies at Funerals

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Religion teaches us to expect certain things from life and death and offers us customs for both. Yet, sometimes people innovate, and not always for the better. Case in point: funeral selfies. According to Clive Thompson, the author of the new book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is … Continue reading