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To Be, or Not To Be: Sukkot 5782

When I first became a father, I felt the predictable mix of joy, excitement, and fear. Other fathers had told me to expect all of those feelings, particularly the fear. Babies are fragile and needy and apparently don’t come with … Continue reading

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Dancing with ourselves on Hoshanah Rabbah and Simhat Torah

During Sukkot, observant Jews participate in a beautiful but relatively arcane ritual. We take a bundle of arba minim, four species of plants: an etrog, or citron fruit; a lulav, or palm branch; a hadas, or myrtle branch; and an … Continue reading

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