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Fight Nicely

By Susan Esther Barnes

May 28, 2014 | 1:30 am

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“Fight nicely” is an admonition my sister and I received frequently as we were growing up. It always struck me as an odd thing for an adult to say to a child. Shouldn’t they have been... read on

  • Death on Torah on the Trails

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    May 21, 2014 | 1:30 am

    On the third Saturday of the month our Torah Study group, which normally meets in a room at the synagogue, instead goes on “Torah on the Trails.” Usually, this consists of carpooling to a trailhead, taking an easy hike to a gathering place, settling in to study some Torah, then... read on

  • Crossing the Street

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    May 14, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Last September I wrote, “Juan Rodriguez Delivers a Powerful Rosh Hashanah Sermon” in which I described an event which lead Rabbi Lezak from our synagogue to realize we had never formed a relationship with the K-8 school across the street. Here we were, a bunch of Jews on one side... read on

  • Tempting Fate

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    May 7, 2014 | 1:00 am

    I’m a literal person. I inherited it from my father, alav hashalom. He was the kind of guy who would call up a business, ask to speak with someone, and when the receptionist inquired, “May I ask who is calling?” he would answer, simply, “Yes,” then wait through the awkward pause... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Susan Esther Barnes is a religious Reform Jew who can regularly be seen greeting people at her synagogue before services. She is a founding member of her synagogue’s chevra...

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