August 21, 2013 | 1:00 am
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Synagogue Affiliation Matters
Even secular organizations should not forget this important fact.
“What you do,” she said, “is make space for other people to be.”
What I Mean When I Offer to Pray For You
An offer of prayer is an offer of acknowledgement and love, from someone who has also suffered.
Criticized for Standing with Israel
At a Chanukah party I was asked how our synagogue "got away with" displaying a sign supporting Israel.
How to Determine What is Torture
Those who say the “techniques” were not torture must, by definition, be claiming the pain was not severe.
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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