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Discovering roots in Israel

Above: (L-R) The author’s great-grandmother Rose; grandfather Isaac; great-aunt Judy; great-aunt Pnina; and great-grandfather Philip in an ...
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If it looks like anti-Semitism…

I will get to the swastikas that were painted on my nephew’s fraternity house at UC Davis in a minute. But first, I want to share my own experi...
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The name game

“Actually, I might still be in your system under my old name,” I said to the perplexed receptionist at the veterinary office as he searched his ...
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A selfie with, from left, the author, her Aunt Norma Wolfson and her mother, Carol Jaffe. Photo courtesy of Wendy Jaffe

The gift of expressing love in the present

Why do we always begin to think about people when they die? I think we should think about people while they’re still alive! — C. JoyBell ...
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The write words

My father rarely wrote anything down. Take birthday cards, for example: While my mother would embellish the printed message with sweet, loving ...
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