Are we there yet? Is this sign in Israel?
No, it’s part of a bilingual sign welcoming people to Saratoga Park in Brooklyn. We are renting an apartment across the street, for a week, before we continue our journey east.
Between Portland, Oregon and New York, New York my husband and I spent a good weekend at my sister’s house in the New England woods.
Both my sister and I are called to write. (To find my sister’s writing, see sarabacker.com.) We both have a passion for ethics, and a commitment to thinking things through.
For me, ethics is not a list of God-given rules, but rather a method for treating other human beings (and the whole world of living things) with respect and consideration.
So this week I polished up an essay I wrote nine years ago on Moses’ ritual for dedicating oneself to good behavior. Here’s the link: Ki Tavo: Cursing Yourself.