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It’s not normal

It’s as if I’m at the baseball park and wonder where I am. It’s not that I’m losing my mind. I know I’m at the baseball park — but why am I here when I want...

Up close and personal no more

I have always been a “touchy-feely” kind of gal. And while I never gave it much thought before, I realize now that I am a chronic hugger, arm-linker and...

Ruth wasn’t a movie

I was on an El Al flight to Israel a couple of summers ago when one of the inflight entertainment films caught my attention. “Les Gardiennes,” or “The...

Down the rabbit hole

I love a good conspiracy theory. While I’ve never crossed over to fully believing any, I like going down the rabbit hole and eventually hitting the inevitable logical...

A life of contradictions

I have never seen so much pain, nor had so much gratitude. I have never experienced so much quiet, yet been so aware of the news. I have never had so much kindness from...

Why you need your ancestors

After an 11-year hiatus, I’m restarting this genealogy column in the IJN, because the interest in finding and acknowledging our ancestors has grown even more. I would...

Our Chernobyl

There’s a great scene in the series I just finished watching, “Deutschland 86.” A member of the East German foreign intelligence discovers high levels of radiation...

Streets, porches, balconies

As I was leaving a house in Brooklyn this past week, out on the street, I noticed the host on his front balcony. I turned to thank him again when he nodded his head and...

Be careful what you pray for

All of my prayers have been answered. I was not careful what I prayed for. I prayed that we return to the pre-9/11 days when there were no security lines. My prayer has...

Crossings

It seems we turned a corner in our coronavirus crucible. Whereas until now the word we’ve been living with is “lockdown,” now the word that’s buzzing is...