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September at the Water Gate: High Holidays questions

Today we learn a bit more on the high holidays of the Jews in September and October. The watchman was led to read Nehemiah chapter seven on Ezra the teacher reading the Book of the Law of Moses to the Israelites. 924 more words


The Waste Basket

“The waste basket is the writer’s best friend.”

~Isaac Bashevis Singer


Long before Romeo and Juliet there was China’s Butterfly Lovers

The legend of The Butterfly Lovers first appeared in 618 AD during the Tang Dynasty, and it’s a tragic Chinese love story similar to Romeo and Juliet… 341 more words


A Nation of Words

Miriam Weinstein’s Yiddish: A Nation of Words is a compelling book. Go to Amazon.com and type in “Yiddish” and many books will come up whose titles are cheap, sentimental, ridiculous, goofy.  435 more words

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