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ON BEING AN AMERICAN: WHEN HATE SPEECH HITS HOME

As I write this, it is the midterm elections in the United States. Nothing is more American than voting and I see myself as a patriotic American. I have voted in every election since I turned 18. My first election, … Continue reading

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Life, Death, and the Address Book

My mother always kept the family address book in the little drawer near the kitchen. I have always been drawn to little notebooks and diaries, so of course I loved to look through this. When someone moved, the old address … Continue reading

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Oy! What’s Your Problem?

Gratitude. It’s a difficult thing to remember. I recall that Oprah, when she had her regular show, had a series on gratitude and there were those that made fun, me included. It was a bit too touchy-feely for me. But … Continue reading

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Virtual or Real: Community is Community

Hillel said: Do not separate yourself from the community Pirkei Avot, 2:5 Social media. For many, this is a way of life. For others, it is an non-entity. Or worse, it is an evil. But social media existed long before … Continue reading

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