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Who are you?

07/10/2020 12:03:51 PM


Dear Friends,

Not that many years ago Elizabeth and I rented an apartment in Venice, Italy for a month where we hosted 2 of our closest friends from N.Y.C. for a week. In but a number of hours after their arrival one of our friends became totally transformed by the city, to the point where her wife leaned across the dinner table from her and asked; “Who are You?”  For years the retelling of that story has made us laugh. ...Read more...

When I was an undergraduate student

07/02/2020 01:23:07 PM


I am somewhat reluctant to confess that when I was an undergraduate student I majored in History. I think I redeemed myself with my minors in English and the Greek Classics, but I am not sure.   At the time, it seemed like a natural discipline for me to engage with since I had grown up enthralled with the stories of life in Prague, Cracow, and Vienna before WWII along with the stories of our Jewish people throughout the ages. While every...Read more...

The Differences Between Us

06/12/2020 09:37:08 AM


Dear Friends,

“Don’t ask don’t tell.” “I’m totally color blind.” “That’s funny, you don’t look Jewish.” “Wow! You don’t behave anything like those other people.” Is there a theme here? I think there is! In this society being different is not a positive. Yet the world is inhabited by billions of people who are different from each other. Originally, all of those different people were not...Read more...

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