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  • Balance between

    October 10, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    Readers long have been challenged by the blatant contradictions between the first two chapters of Genesis. In chapter 1, the creation of animals precedes people; in chapter 2, the order is reversed. In chapter 1, a single, androgynous Adam came into being; in chapter 2, Adam and...

  • The Many Faces

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "They both have dimples," Rachel's earnest classmate declared, "that's how you can tell they're sisters!"

    The explanation was simple enough -- no matter that 7-year-old Rachel has white skin and her 21-month-old sister, Angela, has black skin.

    I just spent the weekend with more...