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Echoes of Elul, Day 19: On the Menu

Hollis O’Brien When the High Holy days are near, I have many mouthwatering memories of the food my grandmother used to make. One of my favorites was her stuffed cabbage. She had the time to carefully make individual stuffed cabbage olls for her appreciative family., However, these days our lives are so busy, we rarely […]

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Echoes of Elul, Day 18: MOONSHINE

By Risè Kirbo The old mantle clock on my dresser read 9:00 PM. Only a few hours until I would pass into a new decade of my life. I was feeling impatient and restless. Frequent glances at the clock did nothing to assuage my anxiety as the time seemed to be moving in slow motion. […]

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Echoes of Elul, Day 15: The Sounds of Service

By Norm Rosen 6:30pm Friday evening on the TBS patio outside the living room: Deep dive into Shabbat evening services. The day is seasonably hot, but kindly shadows have overtaken, bringing balmy comfort. The week has been long, the days longer, and everything seemed demanding, and oh so hectic. My eyes have a life of […]

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Echoes of Elul, Day 14: Game Changer

By Glenn Silverman Covid has changed everything. I’ve lived through the Cuban missile crisis, the assassination of John Kennedy, civil rights unrest, Vietnam war protests on the home front, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr, Watergate, and 9-11. They were all traumatic, but a global pandemic – that’s historic. And I […]

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Echoes of Elul, Day 13: Tales of Long Branch

By Liz Cohen When I think of the last year and a half, I am amazed at all our collective resilience. And yet sometimes I am thunderstruck by my utter lack of preparedness for an event such as a worldwide pandemic. I consider myself a well-educated person who certainly, from a historical point of view, […]

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Echoes of Elul, Day 12: Return

By Dan Weissberg How not to sound trite or cliche; that’s the dilemma I face as I write this short message for Echoes of Elul. How do I convey my ideas without drifting into tired rhetoric; that’s my goal. My topic is the return to our sanctuary for the High Holy Day services – our […]

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Echoes of Elul, Day 11: On a summer afternoon…..

By Nancy Silverman It was the end of a summer’s day and I was on the driveway with my grandchildren Jake, 7 years old, and Grace, 4 years old, shooting baskets against the backboard that hung against the garage roof. After a few minutes of play, the basketball became lodged between the roof and the […]

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Echoes of Elul, Day 10: Re Entry

Barbara Swartz It has been such a busy year. What have I accomplished? Did I clean out my closets, organize my garage, read books, visit friends, and take long walks? None of the above. I stayed home. My friends know I don’t phone very often, and I am not a Facebook follower. I have always […]

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