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My girlfriend and I recently became engaged, which event has sent us into the religious and social minefield that is the process of planning a wedding ceremony. One issue that is of paramount importance to me, both as a scholar of Judaism and as a feminist, is that our ceremony addresses and tries to ameliorate the sexist narratives and legal mechanisms of “acquiring” a bride present in the traditional Kiddushin ceremony; I’d also like to pass out a…Continue
My cat is dying.
I have had Libby since my childhood. She is 16—a good old age for a cat—and has weathered some health scares before. Three years ago, what we worried was some sort of intestinal cancer turned out instead to be hyperthyroidism, a chronic but manageable condition. But this fall, when all of the vet’s tricks failed to stem her chronic diarrhea, when she lost almost half of her body weight, and when an ultrasound revealed a severely thickened intestine, cancer (probably…Continue
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Are you reading this on a computer? Then thank the guy on the left. The English mathematician Alan Turing, who would have turned 100 this June 23, is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern computer science. As Jack Copeland writes:
Turing conceived the principle of the modern computer. He described an abstract digital computing machine consisting of a…