August 21, 2013 | 1:00 am
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Inside and Outside
My Jewish identity reflects the constant feeling I have of being both an insider and an outsider at the...
When Society Loses Its Balance
This is what we see happening in Ferguson.
O Captain, My Captain
Why does the death of Robin Williams hurt so much?
Is it Over?
I know it is possible. I fear it is unlikely.
Just Two Weeks Ago
A fascinating account of what it's like for one family in Israel
August 14, 2013 | 1:00 am
August 7, 2013 | 1:00 am
A friend queried on Facebook, “Why oh why can't BART be clean??? The Embarcadero station smells like a latrine!” It didn’t take long for someone to respond, “Because people are disgusting and have peed all over the stairs.”
It’s so sad the first thing that springs to people’s... read on
July 31, 2013 | 1:00 am
My husband and I just got our Estate Planning documents done. By that I mean we each signed a Will regarding how we would like our assets distributed after our death, Power of Attorney documents in case we’re incapacitated and medical instructions saying to pull the plug if we’re... read on
July 24, 2013 | 1:00 am
The letter from my attorney came a few weeks ago. It said I had discharged all my duties as the executor of the estate of my father, alav hashalom. It was expected. It was a relief. It was a blow.
For more than two years, the administration and distribution of my father’s estate... read on
July 17, 2013 | 1:00 am
Of all the things not to like about the Trayvon Martin killing and subsequent events – and nothing could possibly even come close to outweighing the tragedy of an unarmed teenager being killed on his way home from the convenience store – there is at least one good thing coming out... read on
July 10, 2013 | 1:00 am
I was getting off the freeway on Monday, when I saw a bumper sticker in the back window of the vehicle in front of me. It featured a picture of California State Senator Dianne Feinstein, with a dog muzzle over her mouth, and the words, “Muzzle Feinstein.”
The message isn’t... read on
July 3, 2013 | 8:00 am
Last weekend was the hottest weekend we’ve had so far this year. It was hotter than normal for this time of the year. And our synagogue has no air conditioning.
There was both a bar mitzvah and a bat mitzvah ceremony in the sanctuary on Saturday morning. It was crowded. We opened... read on
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