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My Grandmother’s Bilkalach

One of my warmest childhood memories is of the time that I spent at my grandmother’s house in The Bronx. On Sundays, after Hebrew school, we gathered with aunts, uncles, and cousins for all sorts of special foods, lively conversation, … Continue reading

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The Third Bridge Table on the End

I am the youngest child and the youngest grandchild.  My mother is the youngest of seven girls.  At the seders of my childhood, I was at the end of what always seemed like the longest possible table, my grandmother’s huge … Continue reading

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Moon over the Seder

One of the hazards of the professional Jew is that we can’t help spending time looking at the heavens.  And sometimes, it affects us more than you could imagine.  On Purim evening, I was rushing back to NYC for the … Continue reading

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