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From the marriage license to the ball field

AP reports that three couples planning to get married in Virginia filed a federal lawsuit challenging a state requirement that they disclose their race on their marriage...

Airport prayers

It’s the night before Yom Kippur and I’m at the airport traveling back from Denver to New York. As I am walking through the airport, the escalators to security,...

The reading class

Urban, check. White, check. Female, check. Educated, check. When it comes to the characteristics of the “reading class,” I seem to fit the pattern. A recent Atlantic...

Coming in from a different place

Hasn’t everyone had a flat tire, missed a flight or boarded a plane intending to land in one city but ended up in another? We have all found ourselves in a different...

Unveiling reveals more than a headstone

We gathered together in the warm September sun at my father’s gravesite, just 10 days shy of a year since he died. It was the coming together of the family clan, the...

Perfection

Who said breaking records is a good thing? Or perfection, for that matter? Some years back, the Cleveland Browns finished their season with a 0-16 record. Used to being...

Masters of the courtroom

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION A PAGE 4 In 2018 in Denver, on the Shabbos between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Rabbi Steven Weil delivered a lecture on repentance,...

Cherishing survivors

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION A PAGE 2 Fred Englard. Morton Tessler. Riva Weissbrot. Joe Weissbrot. Joe Schwartz. Sara Schwartz. Magda Rosenthal. These are just...

The power of one breath

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION D PAGE 19 “May you be inscribed in the book of life” is the blessing we wish one another as we stand at the cusp of each new year....

Dignity

I was a fish out of water. I came to the Novorodock kollel in Jerusalem in 1972 because I wanted to study musar, Jewish ethics. Little did I envision the culture shock....