Unity, Not Compliance

Over the last year, as vaccine conspiracies have become enacted social policies around the world, I’ve begun to understand this is unity only in the Orwellian sense of doublespeak. More accurately, we might call it compliance or totalitarianism. It’s a severed unity defined by the meaningfulness assigned to our differences.

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What’s the Deal With The Shmita Year?

Shmita is about Creation (specifically), and creation (generally). Everything about how we implement the shmita year, about the practices we question or don’t understand, needs to root back to that theme. The shmita year isn’t about obsessively keeping yourself off the land. And it isn’t about letting the land die. It’s about the joy of rest (for you and the land alike) after six periods of hard work. It’s, at the very least, about treating the seventh period differently than the other six.

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CDC Now Recommends Avoiding Killer Vaccine

If Trump were still POTUS, I have no doubt that my grandmother’s death would be tallied alongside the many other deaths reported in VAERS or mysteriously gracing the news. Friends wouldn’t ask my vaccine status or call anyone questioning corporate mandates of vaccination “selfish,” and “fascist.” Resisting mandates would be happening on mainstream talkshows, and the work by social media giants to censor dissent would be met with the full force of leftist and liberal ire.

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Intended for Good (Parashat Vayechi)

Genesis is trying to teach us to let go of the anxiety brought on by social circumstances and expectations, and to allow ourselves to, like Noah, drift into the protection of G-d’s name and G-d’s hand moving the pieces in a way beyond what our linear, subjective perspective can comprehend.

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Which Pandemic? Kids Killed by COVID vs. Fetuses Killed by Vaccine

Take a moment and imagine in your head the enormous number of kids that have surely been killed by COVID-19 so far since the pandemic started. Don’t worry about parsing the difference between whether the virus itself killed them or if they just had the virus at the time of their death–the data we have won’t make that distinction anyway.

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What’s the Naturopathic Remedy for a Backbone?

Disappearing are the days when natural health practitioners understood the politicized suppression of data, the dangers of pharmaceuticals and government overreach, the interconnectedness of socioeconomic position and chronic health, and the importance of a backbone.

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Why the Darkness of Chanukah Matters

The miracle of Chanukah then is not just that the oil lasted long ago. It is also that our Creator is an alchemist of darkness, that the periods of our lives even today clouded by night and nothingness are the gardens in which He is playing, still.

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