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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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3 Years and Counting

3 years this December my surgeon called to let me know the original biopsy was wrong. Yes, indeed, I had breast cancer. She said it quickly. Matter of factly. Let me know that it was only level 1 and that … Continue reading

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I am not hurt, pained or sad. I am disgusted.

My latest up at the Times of Israel.   Perhaps it is because growing up I had seen Jewish American women need an armed escort out of the UN Women’s Conference in Mexico, or having lived through the time when … Continue reading

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On Words: Consent

I am truly not certain why this is such a hard one. CONSENT means that a person actively gives you permission to invade a part of their body, their home, their life. Consent is not a new idea. It is … Continue reading

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On Words: Extended Adolescence

Adolescence: People say it like its a bad thing. I have yet to figure out what exactly is the problem. Young people, are young. They are inexperienced. They live a “je ne sais qua,” life. They are exploring the world … Continue reading

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