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Best Story of the Week…October 11

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement…7:15 a.m. From sundown to sundown, one fasts in quiet contemplation, repenting for any wrongdoing committed throughout the year. I’m on the runner’s track headed for home, when I come upon two boys, perhaps … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur

It’s the onset, at sunset, of the Jewish Day of Atonement and I can’t help feeling left out. Just now I stood on my corner watching families on there way to temple filled with resolve to fast till sundown tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Still Wanting To Be Jewish

Saturday is Passover, or what we lapsed Catholics call, Jewish Easter. My friend Max, is preparing for her Seder (Passover ceremonial dinner), like nobody’s business starting with matzoh, the Jimmy Cagney of breads, tart but tasty from an old world, … Continue reading

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Nice Girl

Nice Girl sounds like a horse in the fifth at Hialeah.  I’m actually, with veiled modesty, talking about me.  Yesterday I found a letter in my mailbox addressed to the Esther Meyowitz Passover Fund in Bayside Queens.  How it got … Continue reading

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A Born Again Optimist

I was just sitting here musing over my religious beliefs that seem to be all over the place. After reading writer Anne Lamott, who really illuminated me in the area of believing, I keep asking myself, what exactly do you … Continue reading

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Holy Exile

I was a Roman Catholic for 55 years before excommunicating myself. See how I took the blame for my own defection? That’s Catholicism for you, it’s always your fault no matter what. I realize I say this painfully because church … Continue reading

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