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Jan 14, 2019, 9:40 PM
Blogging and the Chinese Side of the Moon
Today an old friend came up to me in a local cafe and said, "I follow your blogs and they're great; I love them! Keep writing!"...She smiled. She made my day. Little did she know that of late I...
Jan 3, 2019, 4:09 PM
Book review: Six Days of Cosmology and Evolution: A Scientific Commentary
In The Lonely Man of Faith, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik writes that he has never been seriously troubled by the problem of the Biblical doctrine of creation vis-à-vis the scientific story of evolution at both the cosmic and the organic...
Dec 31, 2018, 11:53 AM
Some Predictions for 2019
A veteran journalist friend of mine refuses to predict the future. He claims that it isn't his role, and furthermore he considers it dangerous. For many years, I have agreed with him. Today, I change my mind. After thinking a bit, and consulting...
Dec 30, 2018, 3:18 PM
Year of the Pig: 6 thoughts for a pivotal 2019
My friend Alfred was an American diplomat in East Berlin 30 years ago, but he was in a different hemisphere when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. He had gone on vacation because almost no one saw it coming,...
Dec 26, 2018, 11:27 AM
Kids at Heart — A Photo Journal
As a kid, I remember being fascinated how things look really close up. In various kids' magazines, there was quiz to guess the identity of such bizarre closeups. Ultimately, this taught us that what you "see" is not always...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Dec 17, 2018, 11:27 PM
Urgent call to support Rabbi Cardozo’s Academy
Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo has started a crowdfunding campaign to continue his protest and opposition against corrupted uninspired backward Orthodox Judaism. This link helps you to donate. A group of donors has promised to double any gift received before...
Dec 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
Some Reflections on Torah, Science, Rationality, and Morality
Torah and Science are often presented as two conflicting and mutually exclusive views of the world. Many times have I been asked how it is that one who has “devoted” so much to “Science” can still lead the life...
Dec 16, 2018, 10:40 AM
Who is this Woman?
Place: Marblehead, Massachusetts; birthplace of the American Navy, yachting capital of the world. Time: Another era! (circa 1961-1965): In Marblehead High School I was in "Sam's Band". In the autumn months our official school band waded in the mud...
Dec 14, 2018, 11:47 AM
I. Always open. Open arms. Gentle manner. Eye to Eye. Knows what you're thinking. Believe in me. In you. Father, grandfather. Survived. More than 1000 heroes could. The lives he touched. The lives he healed. Never forgotten. Always alive....
Nov 26, 2018, 12:35 PM
Adam and Eve were real… evolution science and Israel
The peer-reviewed Journal of Human Evolution recently published a research paper by two highly respected scientists, Dr. Mark Stoeckle from Rockefeller University and Dr. David Thaler from the University of Basil. Their Paper is titled - “Why should mitochondria...