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Archive for February 2011

Esther Speaks: The real dope about Purim

     You know that scroll that Jews read every year at Purim? Well, in Chapter 9, verse 29, it is written: Queen Esther, daughter of Avichayil and Mordechai the Jew, wrote about the enormity of all the miracles that established the holiday.       The one that got codified was written by Mordechai. But there…

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Real Simple — Age 38

     A few months ago, the editors at Real Simple magazine invited me to write a short essay about a year I remember with special fondness. The result appears in the current issue, along with wonderful pieces by five other writers.     Roger Rosenblatt wrote about Age 4. Francine Prose wrote about Age 64. The first number that popped into…

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