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October 20, 2014

Check here for a weekly list of what Brad and Irwin are reading and watching. A virtual bedside table, The Week in Wisdom offers the books, movies, articles, programs and more that shape how Brad and Irwin look at the world.


1 The Bible Belt Is The Porn Belt

Posted October 20, 2014

The Bible Belt Is The Porn Belt

A just published study (discussed here on Patheos and here on The Daily Beast) demonstrates a high correlation between states that vote along socially conservative lines and those that are burning up Google with sexually related searches. What to make of this? It’s easy to hurl charges of hypocrisy, for sure. And perhaps that’s what it is. Read More

2 Jews and Muslims: Protecting the Other

Posted October 20, 2014

Jews and Muslims: Protecting the Other

With all the stories of hate, here is a story of model co-operation between Jews and Muslims. A Jewish neighborhood patrol group in the London suburb of Stamford Hill, called Shomrim  (Hebrew for “guards”), set up to assist the London Metropolitan Police in reducing crime, has captured global attention for their ongoing protection of local Muslims. Read More

3 Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal"

Posted October 20, 2014

Atul Gawande's

Want better health care, especially as you age? Read Atul Gawande’s new bestseller, “Being Mortal”. This book will help you to help your doctor provide you with something even more important than health, as important as that is. It will help you both work toward making sure that you have well being, even when good health proves impossible. Read More