Lorne Fienberg: A Note on Covid-19 Indulge me for a minute. Find a quiet place and read one of my favorite Walt Whitman poems -- out loud: I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as [...]
Allan Morton: "Man Plans; God Laughs" I retired from the practice of family law on June 30, 2019. After more than 50 years of litigation practice and having turned 75 on February 2, 2019, it was time for a change. I set up a family law mediation practice, a field in which I have been [...]
Marina Stephens: From Inside Out In my life, there were three periods when I found myself locked inside, while life went on in the world outside the limits of my confinement. The first one was when I was a teenager in the USSR working as a guide/translator with Italian tourists. When time came, we said [...]
Alvin Lever: Erev Shabbat Memories Walking towards CBB on Erev Shabbat hearing “Shabbat Shalom” from those you know and those you don’t. And then the evening progresses from the Oneg, to services, sermon, to the wonderful Kiddush afterwards. Just close your eyes and I’m sure you can see, hear, and enjoy the memory. I would [...]
Hi everyone! Made it to Washington yesterday, and so glad I am here! It is overwhelmingly amazing to be here! Last night, a man climbed up on the traffic light with a bullhorn and gave a beautiful speech to the crowd at Black Lives Matter Square, the area in front of the White House, that Trump has barricaded off with a double iron fence. In his speech, he mentioned this movement is for all people, and talked about especially honoring women of all color, and then mentioned the Jewish people.