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D'vrei Torah

Conversation with a new friend from France

“Let us now relate the awesomeness of this day’s holiness,” the Unetanneh Tokef commences. This year, the day’s “holiness” for me was displayed by the meeting of a new friend. After schul, I started up [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Grandchild-Grandparent Reflection

“Never grow old, ” the character of Elizabeth I admonishes in Orlando. Watching my grandmother travel through her nineties, I often think of those lines from Virginia Wolfe’s 1928 novel. As my parents and I attempt [Read more…]