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  • We plan, Sherre laughs

    By David Suissa

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The conversation was joyful and funny, but something was bothering me. I couldn't stop thinking about the poached eggs.

    We had all ordered our breakfasts at the same time. I got my Irish oatmeal, my daughter got her bagel and cream cheese, but the poached eggs? It seemed like they...

  • Sukkahs are for sleeping

    By Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    We were all refugees from New York, where shivering in the sukkah made global warming seem like an attractive alternative. Taking up residence in California conferred some advantages -- and responsibilities. We were intent on doing what our Ashkenazi forebearers, who lived in...
  • On completing treatment ...

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I have finished my eight rounds of chemotherapy. I feel like someone coming to the end of a year of mourning, about to surrender the status of "mourner" and return to face the world without a label to describe my continuing internal struggle.

    During the year of mourning, there is a...