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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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Ten Little Indians

Every Sunday morning I go to Tal Bagels on 83rd and Lexington to get one of their mini specials. After six days of oatmeal I give myself a break. Not that I’m not fond of the porridge I make every … Continue reading

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I Want To Be Jewish

Thursday was ‘Rosh Hashanah,’ the Jewish New Year so festivity reigned in the air. Rather than wait till today, Saturday to have my weekly lunch out I thought I’d mingle with the many families on the Avenue to partake in … Continue reading

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