Monthly Archives: December 2013

Am echad, lev echad. One people, one heart.

D’var Torah, Parshat Va’era 5774 There’s a saying in Israel, “sim lev.” You see it over open man-hole covers and at construction sites or bad places in the road, where we in America would have a big old “CAUTION” sign. … Continue reading

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The longer I’m Jewish, the more I like Christmas.

I’ve written here before about how Christmas wasn’t always merry for me; Momma did her best, but family dynamics often conspired to make it more Grinch than Charlie Brown. I longed for a low-tech holiday, where the family hikes out … Continue reading

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One super little boy.

Anti-Semitism doesn’t surprise me. It’s been around since, well, there were Jews. Growing up, I was fed a steady diet of it from the preacher and from the family. Jews, being a small minority almost everywhere, make a convenient target … Continue reading

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