Heaven’s Snake

“Is the cornsnake Jewish?” This was a tough question to answer. I was visiting with the first-grade class taught by my then-girlfriend, who had introduced me to her students as “Farmer Josh” — and then thrust a large-ish cornsnake into my less-than-willing hands.

Spring 2011 Table of Contents

Volume 26, Issue 2
Letters to the Editor
Editorials
Tunisia, Egypt, and Israel
U.S. policy in the Middle East keeps opting for stability over morality—and so ends up with neither. A Progressive Strategy for 2011-2012
Primaries are the one way we the people can still bring our concerns into national politics. Rethinking Religion
Truth, Illumination, and Nuclear Weapons
by JONATHAN GRANOFF
The highest spiritual truths include this one: Don’t Kill Everybody. Another Word on “God and the Twenty-First Century”
by MICHAEL BENEDIKT
What if God emerges from and evolves with us? Politics & Society
Overcoming Despair as the Republicans Take Over: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky
by MICHAEL LERNER
How are national initiatives built locally?