Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Full Circle Round

Every year of my childhood, my Zaidy z”l would shlep fifteen (20? 25?) pounds of matza with him from Brooklyn to Toronto. He felt (as most Brooklyn Jews do, let’s be honest) that true Judaism comes from Brooklyn. Unwilling to risk using potentially inferior Toronto matza, he took matters into his own hands and brought …

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A little bit of heartbreak

So today I went out searching for the Holocaust. We were hoping to invite survivors to the school for Yom HaShoah. Our plan was to have High School students interview survivors and present their stories to the school. Years ago I had been the youngest interviewer for the Spielberg Foundations so the whole school program …

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Zionism

David and I knew early on that we weren’t going to be the proselytizing Zionist shlichim. We figured people are grown ups — they can make their own decisions. And I stand by that ideology. But I’m going to write some stuff now about Israel so you may want to stop reading. On day 231 …

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Cheating and Lying My Way Through Color War.

It is a widely known fact (in my very limited world of people who have experienced color war with me) that I cheat. In fact, in the myriad of meetings we sat through planning color war at Mizrachi, I let it be known that I could not be counted on to judge anything. I’m terrible. …

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