Lifestyle: Would You Like Your 20-Year-Old Self?

Not being able to attend Kol Nidre at a local synagogue, a friend mentioned how there are any number of services that live stream for the holiday. Now, of course, for the Orthodox among us, that is a big no-no. … Continue reading

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On Words: Parent, parenting, parenthood…

Today I read a headline, no I did not read the entire article mostly because the headline infuriated me. Some woman in the UK is making a name for herself because she decided that instead of teaching her children how … Continue reading

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Book Review: Field of Bones by J.A. Jance

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In the latest installment of the Joanna Brady series, Field of Bones, we find the sheriff on maternity leave. Having won the latest go round of elections by the slimmest of margins, she goes into labor on election night and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Identity by Francis Fukuyama

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The end of history never actually occurred, Well the end of the “era” that Fukuyama had mentioned was on the verge of occurring never happened. History, it seems, had a mind of its own. So to explain his view of … Continue reading

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10 Things I Learned as the Parent of Autistic Boys

My latest blog at Born Dancing. *********** 1. Laughter is very important. Yes, you can find your child’s faux pas funny. The trick is not to let them see, or hear, you laugh. 2. Pokemon is forever, and ever, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: 21 Questions for the 21St Century by Yuval Noah Harari

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The Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari, who vaulted to international fame with his highly acclaimed best seller, Sapiens, has written a new and interesting book that instead of looking towards the past to understand who we are today, looks at … Continue reading

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They will first come for us because we are Jews…

Since I was a teenager, I loved Israel. She was an outgrowth of my understanding of who I was as a Jew, and as a human being. She spoke to me of renewal, understanding, and of a People that simply … Continue reading

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