Category Archives: Neighborhoods

Won’t You be my Neighbor?

Rachel Petroff Kessler
June 10, 2014

After renting for the better part of a decade, my husband and I bought a home a few months ago. The American Dream brought to life – single family house, more bedrooms than people (for now, anyway), big back yard, and, perhaps most importantly, a great neighborhood. Before we moved, I had rosy visions of More »

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Seeking an Open-Heart Community

Aryeh BenDavid
June 6, 2014

There was a time when the individual turned to community to satisfy physical needs, such as food and protection. There was a time when the individual turned to community to satisfy social needs, through local bowling leagues and neighborhood picnics. There was a time when the individual turned to community to satisfy spiritual needs through More »

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Eruvin by Ben Schachter

general
June 1, 2014

Ben Schachter is a professor in the Visual Arts Department Saint Vincent College. In these pieces, he depicts eruvin. All work is acrylic and thread on paperFive Towns 22 x 30″, 2010Johannesburg Eruvin 22 x 30″  2012Sydney Eruv 30 x 22″ 2012 Artist’s statement: These paintings illustrate a group of eruv maps. An eruv is a symbolic More »

Frustration Breeds Community (Song)

Rabbi Josh Snyder
June 1, 2014

Back in November, I wrote about being inspired by a localized community in Bermuda. In February, I wrote about my own search for community. This song is a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek take on the unending quandary of defining what community and neighborhood really mean in the ultra-customized, internet-driven age.   I just wish I could find More »

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