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Jerusalem-ness accompanies me

I missed being born in Jerusalem by one year. We moved there when I was a year old. My birthplace is Boston. But I always felt I was “of Jerusalem,” or, as one would...

Bar Goodies

A few weeks back, as I was reading an op-ed in The New York Times, my temperature began to rise. Here is the opening sentence: “Having spent the last 15 years in an...

In their honor

This time of year compresses so much of Jewish emotion and Jewish history. It all begins with Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagvura (“Holocaust Day”) last week and continues this...

Pesach reversal chaos

It’s interesting how leading up to Pesach everyone prepares laboriously for the holiday. Weeks of planning and preparing for the switchover, for the cooking, for...

Seder night

PASSOVER EDITION 5777SECTION C PAGE 19 In 1947, David Ben Gurion spoke before representatives of the UN who arrived on a visit to then Palestine. This is what he said:...

FOMO

Well. I’ve been saddled with a major case of FOMO (fear of missing out!). Turning green with jealousy I watched as Facebook lit up with picture after picture of...

Second seder

I wasn’t raised with a second seder. I was raised in Jerusalem, where only one seder is celebrated. Your experiences in your formative years are what shape you. So to...

Prayer and Adam, of blessed memory

It gets harder and harder with each prayer project. As I get older, when disappointment and painful silence of unanswered prayers stares you in the face, you feel...

A murderer isn’t a ‘feminist’

To say that I am appalled is an understatement. It’s this International Women’s Strike of March 8, 2017 that is now stirring the pot. It’s purported purpose was...

Hamantaschen!

With Purim around the corner, sweet pastries and treats come to mind. When it came to Purim baking, my beloved Hungarian Bubbie took out all the stops. Slaving for...