I recently spent time with a close friend who told me that when we collect our family stories, photos, and ephemera,we become Chief Memory Officers. In the case of loving aunt ruth, I think I am the Admin to the CMO, Aunt Ruth, whose memory remains tack sharp for all the answers...
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December 16, 2008 | 1:00 pm
A Chanukah video collaboration and I wasn’t involved? Shame on me.
If I had been on my game, I would’ve submitted a dynamite candle lighting clip (maybe even with real dynamite). I’d bring all the VideoJew friends together (Jelvis, Gino, Aaron Kemp, the guys from the kosher Subway, mah-jongg lady Elaine Sandberg)...the list could go on forever. But I suppose the VideoJew holiday special will have to wait until next year.
For the full effect, visit http://passthecandle.com/
November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm
March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Until recently, the riveting and much-acclaimed 2004 documentary, "Paper Clips" -- which chronicles the attempt by the small, rural town of Whitwell, Tenn., to educate its students about the enormous number of Jews killed in the Holocaust -- could be seen mostly at special screenings...
December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm
September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm
I have a picture on the wall of my office. It was taken at about 4 a.m. in 1998. I'm in the picture with a group of Democratic and Republican legislators. We look tired; we've been up late for a number of nights. But there's also a glint of celebration.
That was a happy and proud...
September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm
You're on the flying trapeze, gliding fearlessly through the air. Keeping you aloft, 30 feet above gaping spectators, are your trusted teammates. Today, your welfare is in their hands. Tomorrow they'll go back to being -- the guys from accounting?
On that premise, Edy Greenblatt has...
January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Rabbi Donald Goor, senior rabbi of Temple Judea in the West Valley, has identified a deficiency within the Jewish community: There's not enough emphasis on care of the soul.
"In my rabbinate, I see so many people who walk around wounded. They function very well in life, but they...
April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm