Passover – the Holiday

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It's that time of the year again when we boil eggs, cook for days, and gather with family and friends to celebrate a very important  holiday. And no, I don't mean Easter - I mean Passover. For those of you who don't celebrate Passover, it is, in a nutshell, an eight day holiday consisting of a seder the first night, filled with readings from the Hagaddah, special … [Read more...]

What’s God Got to Do With It?

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  I didn't want to talk anymore about the election, but there's something that's been really upsetting me about the aftermath. I understand that there are a lot of people - 49% of the country, in fact - who aren't happy with the outcome. And I understand that those people need to express their disappointment in the outcome, and need to do it in a way that makes sense to … [Read more...]