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Star Wars Hanukkah

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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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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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On Words: Sadness versus Depression

Sadness. I have been thinking about this word for the last few days. You see I attended a funeral the other day, and while funerals can be the recognition of a life well lived, they also envelope you in the … Continue reading

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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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