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The Shiva Bag and Friendship

It’s called the Shiva bag. Shiva: The period of mourning in the Jewish religion immediately following burial of a loved one is known as shiva (seven, because it lasts seven days). Shiva is observed by parents, children, spouses and siblings of the deceased, preferably all together in the deceased’s home. Shiva begins on the day…

What’s God Got to Do With It?

  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…