Category Archives: kindness

Permission to Celebrate

Tonight is the 3rd night of Hanukkah. The first night of Hanukkah my husband and I each lit our own respective menorahs. The second night too.  But tonight my husband is on the road; at 4pm, which is sundown nowadays, … Continue reading

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What Charlottesville Could Learn from Valencia: The Peace and the Concordance

This is the way it is now, the Placa de Ayunatamiento, in Valencia, Spain. Not the way I remembered it from the fearful days of the fascist dictator Francisco Franco who, supported by Adolf Hitler, had led the Spanish nation … Continue reading

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Film Review: My Hero Brother (2016)

Want to see a light film that you didn’t expect to like but has a subtle and uplifting impact? Read about some incredible sibling relationships, and a lot more! The film is not in the theaters now, but you’ll be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hidden Figures

Please read my review of the film Hidden Figures as published in Boston’s print and online paper, The Jewish Journal. The Jewish Journal begins…. The film “Hidden Figures,” directed by Theodore Melfi, brings us the true story of America’s zeal … Continue reading

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Truth or Mom?

As a college writing teacher, my students were required to write essays that would answer the question: Is it ever okay to lie? Paper after paper my students would write “Yes” and go on to support their answers. I knew … Continue reading

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TJ’s Household Haiku Weekly Challenge: “At the Diner”

TJ has a Household Haiku Weekly Challenge. This week her two items for the haiku are MEAL and FRIENDSHIP. Her blog is, timely enough, located in Paris. May Paris be blessed with all things good. Here is my haiku: AT … Continue reading

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Third and Long: A Personal Tribute to Jerry Wolman

“3rd and Long” didn’t mean anything to me, I thought, fixing my gaze on the text on the caller ID after the first ring. What 3rd Street or 3rd Avenue did I know? What Long Street or Long Avenue? The … Continue reading

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