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Schmutter: Start-a-Shul

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Schmutter: The Curious Thing About Art

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The Way It Is: Remote Learning

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The Way It Is: The Height of Fashion

  Many years ago, when I would buy dress shoes, the only thought I gave to the height of the heel was that nothing shorter than three inches would be...

The Way It Is: Newsworthy Resolution

For some reason, even those of us who celebrate Rosh Hashanah as the beginning of the New Year tend to make resolutions on December 31. When we sit in...
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