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Rock’s Most Intriguing Supergroup

A “supergroup” in rock music is generally taken to be a formidable band whose front members have achieved fame in their own right.  The subtitle of David Browne’s new book on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young claims that they are … Continue reading

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Cosmological Koans for Katrina

  From the News Center at UC Santa Cruz:  “In his new book, Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physical Reality”, physicist Anthony Aguirre explores deep questions about the nature of reality, using an approach inspired by Zen … Continue reading

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Arizona Fall League 2019 Preview

After a month long tease during which the Arizona Fall League revealed the name of only one player per day as a sneak preview, the entire rosters were released this afternoon. I must say that the Phillies prospects who will … Continue reading

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The Numerology of Nine as Nuanced by Rav Y.Y. Jacobson

Growing up in Philadelphia I recall the esteem in which New York’s doubly initialed J.J. Schachter was held, a prodigy two years older than I who would become well known in Orthodox Jewish circles.  That may be superficially why the … Continue reading

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Harper’s Heroics

Last night’s 9th inning comeback capped by Bryce Harper’s walk-off grand slam had to be one of the most exciting regular season finishes for the Phillies in their long history for several reasons, not the least because they’re riding the … Continue reading

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And the Daughters Shall Inherit

This week’s Torah reading, the double-header that finishes the fourth book, finishes with the well known episode of בְּנוֹת צְלָפְחָד.  The daughters petitioned and were granted the right to inherit their father’s property in the absence of sons as heirs, … Continue reading

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Takara Japanese Steakhouse

Still have good vibes from a pleasant evening with friends a couple of weeks ago at a newly kosherized Japanese Steakhouse in Oakhurst, New Jersey, virtually in Bruce Springsteen’s back yard.  With a party of six (and I as the … Continue reading

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