Strange World

Feeding the Monster

Ve-al kulam Eloha slichot, slach lanu, mechal lanu, kaper lanu. For all the sins we’ve committed together, forgive us, pardon us, grant us atonement. — Yom Kippur Prayer   As I traveled through Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic over the last month — a trip bookended by a German election in which the nationalist and populist right won a… Read more →

Eulogy: Heroes of 2016

We marched lightly into the wilderness. We brushed past brambles lining the periphery, over fallen logs without care. We dangled plastic compasses and sacks packed with sandwiches and fruits. We sang as we walked. The trees grew thick and the night pressed gently down and we walked and we walked. Then our guides began to depart us. They left us… Read more →


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