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Baruch Sterman, Ph.D.
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Baruch Sterman, Ph.D., is Vice President of Technology Research at Vonage and author of "The Rarest Blue: The Remarkable Story of an Ancient Color Lost to History and Rediscovered." He writes extensively on topics relating to science and religion.

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Transforming The Magical

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 3:09 PM

We were sitting in an upscale café in Northern Tel Aviv waiting to meet with Knesset member Yitzchak "Bougie" Herzog. At the time he was number two in the Israeli Labor party, and was in the middle of campaigning for the upcoming elections -- we were grateful to have even...

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DIY Sukkah

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 5:47 PM

This week, Jews around the world will be leaving their houses temporarily and moving at least part-time into makeshift huts. It is the holiday of Sukkot, meant as a reminder of how God took care of the Jewish people during their 40-year trek through the desert, where he provided not...

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Scuba: In Search of the Sacred

(2) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 6:27 PM

"Leibush," I turned to my office mate one day and said, "I think the crucial difference between the ways we view our religious imperative boils down to this: You believe that the only thing that is important in the whole world is to serve God, while I believe that what...

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Hasidic Rebels

(7) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 5:48 PM

Night after night the pauper Eizik of Cracow dreams of a treasure waiting for him underneath a bridge in far-away Prague. So begins the famous Hasidic tale attributed to Reb Simcha Bunim of Pshiskhe and retold by Elie Wiesel in his book "Souls on Fire." When Eizik finally decides to...

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