There Exists vs. For All – Math and Racism

I make generalizations by accident sometimes. I think everyone does. It's just a habit we have of not being accurate when talking about other people. One of the most basic principles of mathematics - logic, specifically - is the difference between "there exists" and "for all/every." For example, 1. There exists a solution to the … Continue reading There Exists vs. For All – Math and Racism

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The Right To Bear Arms and The Right To Be Protected Against Them

I get off the bus at the university, and three things happen: I'm asked for ID, my bag is searched and I walk through a metal detector. Every single day. When I go to the mall, the same routine. When I eat out, a security guard sits outside the restaurant. When I was in elementary … Continue reading The Right To Bear Arms and The Right To Be Protected Against Them

Do You Speak My Language?

Have you ever been in a room where the majority of people are speaking a language you don't understand? Most of us have encountered situations where we can't follow the conversation, whether it is being held in a foreign language or because the topic is unfamiliar to us. Either way, I think you'll agree that … Continue reading Do You Speak My Language?

Where I Was On 9/11

On September 11th, 2001, I got up and went to school, said "Good morning!" to a friend, and she snapped, "No. Bad morning." I was ten years old and had just started fifth grade at Orot Etzion in Efrat. I loathed my new homeroom teacher. We didn't have a TV. If my parents had heard … Continue reading Where I Was On 9/11