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  • Leo Baeck’s community of elders bridges the generation gap

    By Rachel Heller

    May 24, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    About 40 seniors gathered in a sunny community room at Leo Baeck Temple on a Wednesday morning as Fredda Wasserman, adult program director of Our House: Grief Support Center, discussed the nuances of mourning the loss of a loved one. Many clutched tissues and dabbed at their eyes...

  • No more tears of a clown

    By Ryan Torok

    March 15, 2011 | 6:51 pm

    A man walks into a shrink’s office and says he wants to commit suicide.

    “What you need is a good belly laugh,” the shrink says. “Go across the street to the circus. There’s a clown there who makes everybody laugh.”

    “Doc, I’ve been to the circus across the street,”...

  • “Megillat Hitler,” FDR, and the Jews

    March 10, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    Among the more remarkable documents of the Holocaust is a scroll, created in North Africa in 1943, called “Megillat Hitler.” Written in the style of Megillat Esther and the Purim story, it celebrates the Allies’ liberation of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, which saved the local...