Tag Archives: Paradise

next lifetime: on the origins of religious experience

I don’t believe any of this stuff, right?  So how come I can see it all so clearly? Maybe I’ve just got no imagination at all.  I can see the house vividly.  Every detail, from ceilings to secret balconies and … Continue reading

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the tzaddik and the vavlings

A tzaddik walks into a bar, and … I really want to start that way, only the Tzaddik didn’t pick up the vav in a bar. The tzaddik has only been in a bar once in his life and that … Continue reading

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on not wanting a ‘conversation with god’

Last night, I had another tetragrammaton moment, where all the elements — the yud, the hei, the vav, and the hei — come together, alchemically bound and perfect in every way. Well, it wasn’t that. There were only three of … Continue reading

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