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Apply for a Blog Oct 18, 2019, 4:12 PM Featured Post When the 4 species of Sukkot create a symphony Given the value of diversity and unity within Judaism, how do we transcend our tendency to exclude those who are different from ourselves? May 10, 2019, 11:11 PM Featured Post From Sderot to Qalandiya: A possible path to peace To those who want a realistic peaceful solution, a modern, efficient checkpoint represents a step in the right direction Dec 7, 2018, 9:01 PM Featured Post Emulating the menorah: Jewish unity through diversity Jews are not going to agree on everything, but it is vital that we recognize what each 'branch' of the Jewish 'menorah' has to offer Sep 16, 2018, 6:55 PM What I learned from my refrigerator A few hours before the start of the Rosh Hashanah, I sat outside on my patio enjoying a conversation with my Israeli nephew-in-law, a visiting professor at Yale this year. Suddenly, we heard an odd buzzing sound that I... Aug 13, 2018, 10:16 PM Featured Post Religious revelations from the slaughterhouse The OU's decertification of 'shackle and hoist'-slaughtered meat shows how Jewish ethical precepts can be elevated May 23, 2018, 12:20 AM Featured Post A case for getting more women to the negotiating table Women can pull us out of the current rut of zero-sum games in conflict resolution May 2, 2018, 11:49 PM Featured Post A path toward unity and respect If we regard alternate approaches to Orthodoxy as the best approach for each community, we'll judge favorably Jan 29, 2018, 6:23 PM Shalhevet students take the lead in discourse with Ben Shapiro At Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, where I have the privilege of serving as Head of School, passionate and respectful discourse is one of our most important values. We often focus on the mechanics of this process. How to... Nov 4, 2017, 12:00 AM Featured Post There is no middle ground: Making progress on the issues that divide us What if the Haredim traded progressive weddings in Israel for control of the Kotel? Sep 20, 2017, 3:16 PM Featured Post We’re all open-minded…until we’re not — A response to ‘I can do Jewish on just $40,000 a year’ How 'A Jewish Father' led the way out of the echo chamber Load more About Me Rabbi Ari Segal is Head of School at Shalhevet High School, in California.