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Awakenings: see the world anew daily and take nothing for granted

Awakenings: see the world anew daily and take nothing for granted

When I was a synagogue rabbi in Atlanta, I would make regular visits to hospitals and old age homes. It was part of my job and it also was a mitzvah, a good deed....

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Enough said: weathering many storms based on emotion, honesty

Enough said: weathering many storms based on emotion, honesty

After my wife died suddenly of a brain aneurysm almost 25 years ago, my world fell apart. Emotionally adrift for a year, I then decided to remarry not to replace...

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Dances With Wolves: a good model of adjustment to a new world

Dances With Wolves: a good model of adjustment to a new world

Every once in a while, movies can instantly transport you to another place and another time in an instant of cinematic magic. There is a scene at the beginning of...

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Waters faces protest at TIFF

Waters faces protest at TIFF

Protesters stood across from the Elgin Theatre at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Roger Waters: The Wall Saturday night to give Waters a collective...

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The Artist: a thoughtful reflection on the power of silence and words

The Artist: a thoughtful reflection on the power of silence and words

When I was a principal of a day school in Denver, I decided to stage a Shakespeare Festival in which students in Grades 7 and 8 would read and enact excerpts from...

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