Rereading & Rethinking Exodus
Gathering Sources: Weekly Torah Portion
For materials relating to a weekly Torah portion, look for “Gathering Sources” (works for all but a few).
Journalism, Essays, Etc: Virginia Avniel Spatz
Like buildings with radiators located directly underneath windows, real estate landscapes in cities may look haphazard but reflect our historical values.
Infection’s Legacies Remain Text version differs slightly from audio, with one paragraph omitted entirely (see below.) In addition to public parks, many aspects of architecture that we might take for granted were designed originally in response to public health needs: Balconies and terraces, living and commercial spaces designed to open unto the air, flat roof-tops […]
Using disease and fear to foment violence…for at least 700 years.
From 14th Century Europe to the US today, hate crimes accompany the spread of disease, whether leprosy, plague, or Covid-19.
Paganism and Christianity underwent big changes during and following the “Plague of Cyprian,” beginning in 249 CE.