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Michael Barclay

  • The Lulav, the Etrog, the Medicine Pipe

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For many years, I used to have long talks with Anselmo Valencia, the Chief of the Yaqui Indian Nation, about the similarities and distinctions between the beliefs and practices of Native American cultures and Judaism. Similar discussions have taken place over the last 10 years...

  • ‘If She Couldn’t Pay, She Couldn’t Pray’

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    As a Jew in his early 30s,I have had many different experiences of beauty and pain during theTen Days of Awe, ranging from the first time I started to reallyunderstand the implications of being on trial for my life, to thefirst Yizkor after my father's death. Yet last year, I...