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A fabulous sports flop

My career as an athlete is undistinguished. I have no trophies, no medals, not even a ribbon to indicate one fleeting moment of greatness. That’s ...
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Sacred space and graven images

The first time I took my Jewish children to a Catholic church, I didn’t think to prepare them. Statues with bleeding hearts and paintings of ...
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Deep-seeded connections

When we think about special foods to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, apples and honey always seem to top the menu. But where among the new year’s daily ...
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Sincerely sorry … seriously

Our mission at this time of year is clear — reflect and repent! But how exactly we should go about doing so is not. After all, as Elton John ...
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Me and Mrs. Brontosaurus

(Above) The author as a kindergartener in 1981. I still remember my first day of school — and how it went wrong from the very beginning. I was ...
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