Archive for November 2013

The words to say it

Thanks by W. S. Merwin Listen  with the night falling we are saying thank you  we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings  we are running out of the glass rooms  with our mouths full of food to look at the sky  and say thank you  we are standing by the water thanking…

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Gobble Tov

Every autumn, as sure as the leaves change color, the Jews will be kvetching about the timing of our holidays: too early, with Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, hard on the heels of Labor Day; or too late, so that Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement, when synagogues are packed to the rafters — coincides with…

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October 17th I was roasted. So I said …

On October 17, I was “Roasted and Toasted” by Mayyim Hayyim at joyful, silly fundraiser held at a nightclub called Guilt. (A roomful of Jewish mothers at Guilt? Can’t make that up.) It was one of the best nights of my life and there is no way I’ll ever thank everyone who worked and donated on behalf of…

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