I place an unquantifiable value on the Jewish education I received growing up. I attended Hebrew school through the end of high school, was part of a strong Jewish community not unlike the community in Cheers (where everybody knew my name), and still consider
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The Detroit Red Wings didn’t invent oddball sports superstitions, but they certainly have one of the oddest: the throwing of an octopus onto the ice during the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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I met him on my flight back to Boston from Atlanta. He was a Muslim student from Dubai, I was a Jewish student from the United States. We had come from very different places but were on our way to the same university.
As the flight took off, we started a
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The stars must be in alignment. A few thoughts have come together, and they leave me with a sense of awe.
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