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So The Parents Shouldn’t Fall Asleep

One of the main things you learn as an adult is that yomim tovim are not super relaxing. This is also what your non-Jewish co-workers learn when they ask...

Seasonal Conversations

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So The Teacher Becomes The Student

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Stressors Of The Times

Because most of the news causes me so much unhappiness, I try to watch as little of it as possible. Despite making an attempt to eschew news programs it...

Looking Over What We Overlook

I find that when I’m in cleaning mode, there are certain messes I don’t even see. They’re just a part of my house now. I see it in other people’s...

Wicked Wishes

Recently I have begun to seriously question the advisability of listening to the news. This is because of a flaw in what I choose to think of as my...

I’m Back!

Hello again! Each week, for more than twenty years, I expressed my thoughts in the form of a column in this newspaper. Those of my musings which were of...

I’m Mostly Talking To Myself

If you think about it, there are so many things that you only do when you’re in a car. Like talk to yourself. Most people don’t generally talk to...
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