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Working Women--marrying daughters

Watching a PBS presentation of the 1984 movie Amadeus a few days ago I was struck by the way Mozart’s future mother-in-law was presented. The woman was played for broad comedy as she interrupted a court musical event to push her… 637 more words

Woman Of The Week

Have mercy upon me, a sinner

I was glad I had returned to the church just a month before my mother died.   Though my routine of attending the mass, seated always in the near back of the old-style nave was yet new to me, at least I could see my preceding month of activity there in the sanctuary as one of preparation, rather than one of fleeting crisis.    710 more words

Grief: One Breath at a Time

Today in yoga, when I got to have svasana, I meditated on compassion and the only word that came to me in response was “unfolding.” 1,112 more words


Sweet company

Tonight’s band concert for the middle school and high school was the last holiday concert of many over the past few weeks. It was a great concert to end the season with and I thoroughly enjoyed the music…and the unexpected company. 196 more words


My Chanukah Miracle

by Eleanor Wachs (Sarasota, FL)

I would say that I was the only child in Borough Park, Brooklyn who begged for a menorah. When I was growing up, there was very little Jewish life in our apartment on 1466-49th Street. 1,928 more words

American Jewry

The Wayward Angel


The older I get, the less important certain things have become.

There is a grace to this, because some of those things – take sex, for example – where powerful driving forces/compulsions/obsessions in my life.  1,046 more words

The Wild Pomegranate


I read something on WordPress last night that greatly troubled and saddened me. This is CC. I almost wish I had not read it. But, I did. 969 more words