First Rule of War: Don’t Target Civilians, Especially Women & Children

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War is insanity and brings about pain, death and misery. Peace equals life, prosperity and happiness. What do you chose?

We’re All Getting Older: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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Jess Kornbluth reviews cartoonist Roz Chast’s memoir, and discusses the hard stuff about getting older.

Tal Fortgang, Privilege and Unintended Ironies

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Community College instructor Gint Aras responds to Tal Fortgang’s dismissal of his white privilege.

The Long Road of Jewish Racialization

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The historical ideologies of anti-Jewish prejudice from the 15th century to the Overland Park, Kansas Murders.

What I Learned About Marriage After Officiating 300 Weddings

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Edie Weinstein is learning the meaning of love, commitment and devotion after standing at the altar at least 300 times.

A 13-Year-Old Explains Marriage Equality…at His Bar Mitzvah

A Bar Mitzvah lesson to remember.

During his Bar Mitzvah, this young man teaches a lesson about love that many people would like to ignore.

Men-O-Pause

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Edie Weinstein writes about the men in her life, the changes in her body and the different sources of inspiration she’s found for love and friendship

A Teenage Boy’s Letter to His Older Brother Leaving Home

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Gabriel Goldstein sends off his older brother to military service with a moving portrait of their brotherly bond.

Exile From Guyville: A Reflection

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Paul Zakrzewski—when confronted with the evidence that he wasn’t much of a man—reflects on the ongoing revolution for men.

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression?

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Warren Blumenfeld explains that many people in the US understand “Christian proselytizing as resting upon a foundation of Christian privilege in the United States.”

Outgrowing Ethnicity: Heritage, Xenophobia, and Being American

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Adam Rabasca looks at his ethnically-mixed family and asks why Americans identify ethnicity over nationality

I Am a Writing Desk

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Justin Cascio had to leave home to find his people: more than once.

My Kids Will Believe in the Almighty Power of Thought

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“I cannot allow my children to close their minds to all the infinite possibilities of our world and our universe, only one of which is offered by any organized religion.”

Children of Divorce Grow Up and It’s Still a Pain

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I’m married, I have a four-year-old son, and I’m still penning visitation schedules. For my son.

Author Transcends Gender to Get to the Heart of Parenting

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Writer David Ebenbach’s latest collection of stories, Into the Wilderness, addresses the theme of parenting from the eyes of fathers and mothers

Into the Wilderness of Parenting

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In his latest story collection, writer David Ebenbach plumbs the depths of parenthood