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The California Drought: Forgive Me, H2O

Maybe this will be the year. Maybe, finally, when I sit down by a body of water for tashlich, I’ll do more than think about the sins I’ve ...
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Just Talking

It’s out of my mouth before I know I’ve said it. Only right afterward do I recognize the feeling of giving in to the urge to say something I ...
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The Call of Elul

In the heat of August, it begins to feel to me like summer will never end. But if I’m up early on Aug. 27, the first day of the Hebrew month of ...
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Oh Brother, Here Art Thou

I used to think that becoming a man was a big deal. After all, isn’t that the point of a bar mitzvah? Today I am a man, and all that? Following ...
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Prayer On the Road

As a boy in Chicago, my husband was told that a Jew can go to shul anywhere in the world and feel at home. Many years later, feeling decidedly not ...
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