Passover is a time of tacky text messages and Facebook statuses. Just like every other holiday, I find myself being carried away through a swirl of wishes and witty sentences which combine holiday songs' lyrics. This year, though, a status written by a good friend of mine caught my...
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March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pmI've always admired investment banker/doctor/accountant/lawyer/teacher/artist-types those who'd set their paths out early on and pursued their objectives outright I, on the other hand, have had a seemingly somewhat ... unexpected career path.
Since graduating college (with an...
February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmTziporah enjoyed extraordinary social status within her native land. But after Yitro, the priest of Midian, gave his precious daughter as a wife for Moshe, she was the subject of gossip among a new people (Bamidbar 12:1). Hakodesh Barukh Hu intervened on Tziporah's behalf, but there...
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"Clerical Errors" by Alan Isler (Scribner; $24.)
Aging priest, Father Edmond music is one of those people who puts off dealing with crises until it's just too late.
The world of literature is rife with such people -- think of Hamlet; Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Grady...
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It's time that the American Jewish community wascalled to account. One of its number is languishing in the jaws ofthe criminal justice system, suffering for a mistake -- a gravemistake, admittedly -- to which the system has responded far, far outof proportion to the deed.
This is a...