December 5, 2017

It's been almost two months now, and this morning as I sit on my balcony the rain is pouring down in heavy sheets. This is the first time it's rained since my first week, and the smell of almost two months of accumulate dust wafts up to me. I mop the floor here three t...

November 8, 2017

On Tuesday evenings I teach a class on the Navi (Books of the Prophets). This week we covered chapter 9 of Melachim Alef, where King Solomon finishes the inauguration ceremonies for the Temple, and we begin exploring the taxation and enslavement processes through which...

October 24, 2017

Today I came home from work and I wasn't totally exhausted from the heat. I stopped to pick up some onions from a street vendor, and when I got home the first thing I did wasn't a cold shower to wipe off the accumulated dust of a full day in Mumbai. Fifteen days in and...

October 16, 2017

I've been in India for a whole week now, and so many things have happened. In some ways it feels like I've been here for a while - I've acclimatized to walking in the middle of the road with cars and motorcycles driving around me, I've been to Big Bazaar four times and...

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