What I owe my ancestors, and my sons

I’m going to let you all in on a secret. I don’t fast, not during the Fast of Tammuz, or even on Yom Kippur. I know a shanda-right? …who do I think I am, not to repent sins and misdeeds; … Continue reading

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Freedom does not come free…

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Book Review: Speaking for Israel by Aviva Klompas

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Aviva Klompas began her career working within the genteel halls of her national government. The author, incidentally holds a Masters in biology (not exactly an indication of what was to come in her career trajectory),  embraces  her Jewish heritage and … Continue reading

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And now it is my turn…and the joy overwhelmed me

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I decided it was time. My parents gifted my then husband-to-be a tallit as an engagement present. We gifted our sons their tallitot when they became b’nai mitzvah. I decided it was finally time to gift myself a tallit. For … Continue reading

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Remembering That the Elderly Have So Much to Give

One of the more interesting activities in which I participate, is the virtual senior center at Self Help in New York City. This organization, founded as a support for aging Holocaust survivors, and now reaches across all communities in the … Continue reading

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