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May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pmNext time I'll be more careful before I make fun of cheesecakes. You might recall that last week, I waxed plaintively at how the custom of serving dairy has come to dominate people's view of Shavuot -- and how the holiday could certainly use some better marketing to make it more...
June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm
"Second Chances: Transforming the Bitterness of Hope and the Story of Ruth," by Rabbi Levi Meier (Urim Publications, $19.95)
Rabbi Levi Meier is fond of saying that we are all on a journey, whether or not we know it. Of course, he is referring to life itself, and in his latest book,...
June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm
RUTH, A TRUE FRIEND
On Shavuot, we read the Book of Ruth. Even though Ruth's husband died, she decides not to desert her mother-in-law, Naomi, who has lost her husband and two sons. Ruth leaves her home in Moab to accompany Naomi back to Israel. She cares for Naomi and goes to...