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View from Central Park

Ta ta ta ta ta ta ta

One of the fun features of the New York subway system is that you still buy train tickets from a vending machine that returns coins. Not just any coins, but also golden...

A time to love and a time to hate

With this week’s news of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death, the reaction to this evil person’s destruction — he was the head of ISIS — has been fascinatingly mixed...

At the beginning again

While varying Judaic texts can be found that emphasize sequence and the order of the Hebrew alphabet — for example the “Ashrei” psalm or the third chapter of the...

In good families

The crazy thing is, I have a friend on Facebook whose friend is a murderer. When you go to my  Facebook friend’s page, the top message is to the other friend:...

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 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....

Time for unity

The jokes addressing the as-of-now stalemate result in Israeli elections are starting to roll in. Just an example, someone posted “I’m going to sleep. Wake me up...

Where have 18 years gone?

With all my Denver-ness and Israeli-ness, on 9/11 I’m a New Yorker. While all of us Americans stand shoulder to shoulder in memory of this terrible day of violent...

How could they? How?

I kept hearing about the newly released HBO series, “Our Boys,” whose title is code for evoking the painful summer of 2014. While I’m not much of a TV viewer, it...

The maternal love of Elul

September 1. This date is branded on every Israeli child as the first day of school. It doesn’t matter that I left Israel after 8th grade. No matter where I am in the...