The first time I went to shul, I sat on the back row. The family service had packed the place with happy, laughing people. And I knew no one. 589 more words
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And away from the gallery, back in the lobby, against every wall and window; there were Kennedy girls in candy cane dresses, and Johnson girls opposing them, each type milling past Paula with avid looks on their shining white faces; here and there were the Symington girls, too, serious and sad for the fate of their man, not even having fun here at the big hotel; then came all those Stevenson girls, squares, folkies, and hipsters, each one a librarian at heart. 393 more words
Illustration: “Prophet Jeremiah” by Marc Chagall, oil on canvas, 1968.
“‘And this shall be a statute forever for you, that atonement may be made for the people of Israel once in the year because of all their sins.’ And Moses did as the LORD commanded him” (Leviticus 16:34). 415 more words