"Man and woman were created in the Divine image. Male and female God created them." Each year we reread the story of creation. We return to our story of origin as a signal that Rosh Hashanah is all about returning to our truest selves -- or as we say in Hebrew, tshuvah.
Great relationships thrive on passion, particularly passionate lovemaking, and in trying too hard to avoid risk or novelty, we may inadvertently cool down the sexual heat by transforming our perception of our partner from a lover to a parent or a child.
My biggest fear at the time (two weeks prior to my 16th birthday) was not my family's reaction to admitting that I was gay, but rather the thought that I was both disabled and queer, and how hard this particular intersection would be to accept.
The Getty exhibition hopes to make us really see Los Angeles. Co-curator Rani Singh says, "these buildings become intimate in a way, and hopefully with our exhibition, one comes out with a different understanding and an appreciation for the city that we live in and the level of beauty here."
We are building the norms of our new net society. It can go either way; there's nothing, absolutely nothing to say that technology will lead to a better or worse world. It only provides us choices and the opportunity to show our own nature in what we choose.
The reasons behind the Chinese and Russia veto are clear. Alas, what's also clear is that it will worsen the violence in Syria, which, in turn, will increase the opposition's vengefulness when the regime falls.