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Rachel Heller Zaimont

Bringing light to a dark place

In 1894, a young Jewish woman traveled alone from Russia to the United States to marry a man she’d never met and start a homesteader’s life on ...
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Inappropriate apologies

A few weeks ago, I conducted an experiment: I counted the number of times I apologized in one day. I said sorry to the mother in yoga pants at ...
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Net gains for Alzheimer’s patients

Susan Levin sets her jaw in concentration as she tracks the tiny, orange ball sailing toward her over the net. Feet planted shoulders’-width ...
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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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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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