Category Archives: Faith

Lasting Impressions

Six hardhats holding hands creating a barrier for a group of preschoolers to insure their safety. The first whiff of spring. Audrey Hepburn refusing more cancer treatment so she could return to Somalia to complete her work there before she … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 2

Subway…Grand Central Station…rush hour I stand on the packed platform with those going home, awaiting the express. There’s a tall, hefty hardhat next to me armed with a huge toolbox, ready to board. We’re like horses at the starting gate … Continue reading

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Most Poignant Story of the Week

I met a woman in the park with a Corgi. You don’t see many of what’s been coined the Queen’s dogs, since it’s not one of your more popular breeds. They’re so funny looking they’re cute, with their large heads … Continue reading

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What I Saw

An older woman in her Shabbat best, stopping to give the man with no legs money. She does it covertly, so not to embarrass him with such tenderness bringing tears to my eyes. I watch his sad face light up … Continue reading

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The Shiksa Diaries

Shiksa is Yiddish for a non-Jewish woman, a phrase meant to be a tad insulting. Its roots stem from the Hebrew word, sheketz, meaning impure and the object of loathing. I, on the other hand, always take it as a … Continue reading

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A Manhattan Goil

You know you’re living in New York when you go to pay your monthly bills. There’s rent, electricity, cable, AmEx, Bloomingdales and Jose the coffee-cart man.  One day at 5 a.m., as I was en route to Starbucks, Jose called out to me. … Continue reading

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Agree to Disagree?

I’m amazed at how many people think Brett Kavanaugh should be voted in without further delay, despite all the licentious lore, alleged or otherwise. Why I’m surprised by this can be chalked up to my chronic naiveté. The pictures portrayed … Continue reading

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The Kavanaugh Dog and Pony Show

The Kavanaugh hearings have me going. I keep seeing that poor woman mewling her truth, whose life may never be the same because of it. She was no Cosby girl showing up with pluck and swagger. No, Christine Blasey Ford, … Continue reading

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How One Praise

Abraham Lincoln was known for his kindness toward others, how he pardoned so many men, even on the day he died, always looking for ways to explain a soldier’s misbehavior. Desertion, for example, he viewed as acute homesickness that just couldn’t … Continue reading

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A Date Which Will Live In Infamy…9/11/2001

One of the most famous quotes in American history by President Franklin Roosevelt, coined after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, can more than apply to what happened on a tranquil Tuesday, 17 years ago today. When … Continue reading

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