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Placing Stones on Tombs, A Jewish Tradition

I still remember the funeral of my grandmother Léa (aleha ha-shalom). It was a particularly rainy day, similar to the disposition of those present. Naturally, I cried a lot, being unable to find comfort in the words of my parents or those of the rabbi. But I still tried to move on with the event,… Continue reading Placing Stones on Tombs, A Jewish Tradition

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On Speciesism: A Personal Response

The opinion that we, as human beings, should consider ourselves superior to other living beings has always appalled me. In addition to being a notion that gives us a false sense of authority over other species, it makes us believe in an exceptionalism that lacks consideration of the effect our actions have on the planet.… Continue reading On Speciesism: A Personal Response

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Like a Block in a Puzzle

Society is a 2D puzzle: basic and made-up of pieces that, as a rule, always fall in the same place. You are a 3D Lego block: versatile and capable of creating all sorts of things. And that's why you can't fit in, given that society hasn't evolved to your level just yet. However, until it… Continue reading Like a Block in a Puzzle

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Reflections of a Nonconformist

Whenever I look back at my past and think about how the things I used to do then made me feel and the state in which I am at now, I can't help but wonder: what the hell happened?I mean, before I used to have a pretty comfortable existence. I had an affluent lifestyle, a… Continue reading Reflections of a Nonconformist

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People Like Love

Some people are a dream. The kind that makes anyone wish they could sleep forever. But soon these dreams are overcome by reality and its forceful plunder, violently awaking us to all of life's hubbub. Other people are stars. Sweet lights that adorn and illuminate the darkness in our lives. But soon these stars are… Continue reading People Like Love

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An Ode to Earth

"Our lovely blue planet, the Earth, is the only home we know. Venus is too hot. Mars is too cold. But the Earth is just right, a heaven for humans." ~ Carl Sagan Famous astronomer Carl Sagan has always held my utmost respect and admiration. From his beautiful way of explaining even the most intricate… Continue reading An Ode to Earth

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Chasing the Tomorrows

A couple of years ago I was facing a pressing problem: What to study? Being the overachiever student in class, I ended up not knowing what to do with my life after finishing high school. My teachers had made it clear that the best career paths for me were in medicine or engineering, whereas my… Continue reading Chasing the Tomorrows

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The Miracle of the Self

My life hadn't been easy up to that point. Stuck inside my mental prison, it was hard to see any good occurring. Everything seemed to follow a similar mundane continuum, and all I knew were the grew skies drawn upon my judgement. I fooled myself for a long while, claiming that this was how my… Continue reading The Miracle of the Self

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Lessons from a Mayfly

This is a mayfly: Photograph of a greenish mayfly. an aquatic insect belonging to the order Ephemeroptera. It usually hatches from spring to autumn in large numbers, and it is noted for two things: its fully winged terrestrial pre-adult stage (the subimago) which moults into a sexually mature adult (the imago), and its really short lifespan. For… Continue reading Lessons from a Mayfly