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Biblical writers were math nerds

by N.S. Palmer

August 15, 2016 | 8:00 am

Pi. Photo from pixabay.com

We normally look to the Bible for morals, religious inspiration, and history. But are you excited to learn that there’s some mathematics in there, too? 

If... More.

  • Eicha - The most difficult of questions

    by Chaplain Marita Anderson

    August 11, 2016 | 3:09 pm

    On Tisha B’Av, we read Lamentations, one of the most difficult books in the biblical canon.  I once read that the opening of the book of Lamentations,... More.

  • Outside Lands star Anderson Paak sampled Israel’s national anthem

    By Eitan Arom

    August 9, 2016 | 3:52 pm

    For a brief moment, a snippet of Israel’s national anthem rang out over a frenzied crowd at the Outside Lands music festival in Golden Gate Park on Aug.... More.

  • Tisha B’Av Turns Tragedy into Strength

    by N.S. Palmer

    August 8, 2016 | 10:19 am

    “They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat.”

    According to the late comedian Alan King, that’s the explanation of most Jewish holidays.

    It’s... More.

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  • “Why is everybody wrong except me?”

    by N.S. Palmer

    August 4, 2016 | 10:23 am

    “These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote American founder Thomas Paine.

    Our own times are more likely to try people’s patience than their... More.

  • These are the Days to Remember

    by Marita Anderson

    August 2, 2016 | 10:34 am

    A few years ago, during what I remember as a difficult time in my life, I began learning meditation with the hope of calming my panicked mind.  What... More.

  • Pianko and Peoplehood

    by N.S. Palmer

    August 2, 2016 | 10:23 am

    Are we not one people, but many?

    Today’s Jewish population is incredibly diverse. World Jewry includes people of all races and nationalities. It... More.

  • Olympic viewing guide: How you can see all the action without cable

    by Eric Brantner

    July 26, 2016 | 10:35 am

    It won’t be long now, and the world will be thrust into several weeks of Summer Olympic action. With the 2012 Olympics being one of the most watched... More.

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