The Texas State Board of Education's meeting in Austin about, among other things, whether the board ought to revise the state’s science curriculum to allow for, ya know, the teaching of creationism alongside evolution. Which is why three rabbis, two from 'round these parts and one of whom hails from my old camp down in Bruceville, found themselves in Austin yesterday trying to convince the board that eating church and state off the same plate is decidedly not kosher.
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Said Rabbi Nancy Kasten, wife of Temple Emanu-El's Rabbi David Stern: "Jewish tradition teaches that we serve God through a never-ending process of asking questions and making discoveries about our world." Also among the speakers was Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, where, tonight, turns out, they're hosting the Sisterhood Latke Fry for the Hanukkah Hoedown. Mmmm, the creation of latkes is something we can all get behind. --Robert Wilonsky