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Entries by Noah Baron from 10/2012

The Meaning of Tolerance

| Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Yes, conservatives, I'll defend your constitutional right to free speech. But I will not be a Nice Person when it comes to defending my rights or the rights of my friends; I will not tolerate intolerance. You do not get to claim to be "civil" so long as you deny me, or my friends, equality.

The Jewish Interfaith Problem

| Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion

When I began looking into the Reform and Reconstructionist rabbinical colleges, I discovered a barrier I hadn't imagined would be a problem: I would have to sign a statement affirming that I would not be in an interfaith relationship at the time of my ordination.