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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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Best Story of the Week

 Who said New York’s humanity is down a quart? OOPS, it was me. Well, I was humbled when a little old lady was sitting on the step inside the subway rummaging through her purse. I didn’t think much of it … Continue reading

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Shove Thy Neighbor

I’m in the elevator with a woman in a fur coat I think lives on 12.  She’s in her 80s, still snappily dressed, but occasionally stalls like a Chevy forgetting where she’s parked. I was told by her daughter, if … Continue reading

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Heart Double-parked

I’m crossing Park Avenue, an elderly man on a walker is approaching the opposite way, losing his balance, falling on the esplanade.  In his 80s, extremely tall…imagine Gulliver taking a spill. I run over, along with a young man holding … Continue reading

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Humility In Flight

I’m walking up East 79th Street on my way home, when I see an elderly man with a cane standing in the entranceway of his building with both his shoes untied. Without hesitation, I walk up to him and say, … Continue reading

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