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  • Blog
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014
    Tumultuous July

    After a relentless workload this spring here at Intersections, which began with a trip to Pakistan, included the most successful awards celebration in our history and a plunge into the arduous annual task of budgeting and year-end finances, two weeks off sounded more than enticing. Summer months invariably bring a slower pace, allowing... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 8 May 2014
    A Moral Imperative: Stand Together

    On Tuesday evening, May 13, on the eve marking the one- month anniversary of the wrongful abduction of 276 Nigerian School Girls, hundreds of New Yorkers joined the Collegiate Churches of New York in an Interreligious Call to Prayer, to #BringBackOurGirls. Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders lead prayers and lifted their... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 25 Apr 2014
    Unwelcomed Reminders this Passover

    Passover has just concluded. Families have gathered, Seders shared, matzos broken, prayers sung, a history recited and remembered. Yet, for me and maybe for many, this Passover marked a time of special remembrance, beyond the Biblical narrative, challenging—for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see—Jews and non-Jews... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 2 Apr 2014
    Fundraising is Fun

    It was the title that caught my eye. Or maybe it was the context. For several weeks, I’ve been asking colleagues, collaborators, family members and friends to contribute to Intersections’ upcoming biennial awards gala on May 29. Though arduous at times, this task has brought me considerable smiles, an audible whoop or two and... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 24 Feb 2014
    The Power of Sharing Experiences

    On January 10, 2014, while on my way to a doctor’s appointment, I experienced a life-changing accident. I posted a blog A Deeper Realization describing my misfortune, its impact and its repercussions during the process of recuperation. It seems it touched a chord, as my blog was greeted with numerous well wishes from many, many... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 11 Feb 2014
    A Deeper Realization

    On January 10, I was returning home during a relentless period of inclement weather, and my life changed. I was heading to a doctor’s appointment and then to a sleepover weekend with two of our grandchildren. I never made it. It seems that I slipped on some black ice caused by a gentle drizzle that immediately froze onto very cold... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Jan 2014
    A Christmas Parable–In Real Time

    Sometimes, if we are attentive to the flow of life around us, the stories that unfold from our day-to-day lives reveal poignant and profound intersections–things you can't make up, but that remind you of how holy moments interrupt our lives in real time and when without warning. Such an experience happened to me over the... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 5 Dec 2013
    Those Cute Little Drones

    Did you happen to see 60 Minutes on Sunday, or perhaps some of the follow-up news reports? The buzz was all over the airways: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveiled to a seemingly startled CBS’s Charlie Rose (really, he had no idea?) that Amazon was experimenting with drone technology to reduce delivery time to customers. The... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 5 Dec 2013
    Nelson Mandela

    It is with deep sadness that we at Intersections International bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most iconic peacemakers and leaders of our time. As a nation we stand in awe of the man whose enormous moral courage influenced generations to speak out against oppression, racism and political corruption. My greatest... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 12 Nov 2013
    Bullies and the Bullied

    In the unfolding controversy about bullying among the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins, two points need to be made: walls of silence, be it locker rooms or clerics’ offices, are fertile ground for dysfunctional, dehumanizing behavior; and anyone can be bullied. For the uninitiated, offensive lineman Jonathan Martin... more...