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Counting Our Days

Report: Anti-Semitic acts down, despite acts of violence in 1999


"Ima, how old am I today?" My oldest son's sixth birthday is coming soon. Recently, he has developed a near obsession with calculating exactly how old he is on a daily basis, practically down to the hour. Of course he is hardly unique. From our earliest years, we humans feel the compulsion to mark the passing of time, to define who we are by counting our years and months and days.

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