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Marilyn Gilbert: “Eruvin” – Boundary or Isolationism?

Marilyn Gilbert: “Eruvin” - Boundary or Isolationism? I am sitting at home isolated and alone.  It is August of the year of Covid-19 – the current pandemic affecting millions of people all over the world.  Isolation is many things to many people.  The dictionary defines “isolation” in several ways: to wit:  “separation, segregation, setting apart, keeping [...]

2020-09-15T15:10:10-07:00August 31st, 2020|

Sissy Taran: Code Name Sabbath

Sissy Taran: Code Name Sabbath March 15……..Covid shutdown……….No in-person Sabbath services after attending in-person for 15 years…. March-April-May…Zoom only, with our outstanding clergy, staff, and saying hi and bye to friends….But….. What does a family do? Thus began a family Zoom game called Code Names!!!!!! Once played on vacation, my children (big and small) adapted [...]

2020-09-15T15:08:33-07:00August 27th, 2020|

Adele Rosen: Moving During the Pandemic

Adele Rosen: Moving During the Pandemic I have always trusted using the word GRATEFUL whenever referring to the events in my life. I always felt comfortable in starting a conversation with friends or strangers by saying, I AM GRATEFUL......... This past March began with the warning of Covid 19. What is Covid? I thought. So [...]

2020-09-15T15:06:43-07:00August 24th, 2020|

Bob Ingrum: Evolving Thoughts During Covid

Bob Ingrum: Evolving Thoughts During Covid As this Covid-19 pandemic continues unabated, I find my attitude undergoing major changes. I was working in my home office 3 days a week and going to our office in Glendale 2 days a week. In the early days of the lockdown, I spent a lot of time missing [...]

2020-09-15T15:05:07-07:00August 20th, 2020|

Judy Karin: Teshuvah for Everyone?

Judy Karin: Teshuvah for Everyone? “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ― Maya Angelou “There’s just something unsustainable about an environment that demands constant atonement but actively disdains the very idea of forgiveness.” ― Elizabeth Bruenig When a friend makes a mistake, the friend remains [...]

2020-09-15T15:03:31-07:00August 17th, 2020|

Marcy Wimbish: From NYC to CBB

Marcy Wimbish: From NYC to CBB I can remember back in late March when Covid was breaking into the United States and we went into lockdown.  My first thoughts went to my mother.  My mother is 80 years old and lives in an apartment in New York City.  At that time, it was still cold [...]

2020-09-15T15:02:50-07:00August 13th, 2020|

Eric and Stacy Baron: The Sun Will Shine Again

Eric and Stacy Baron: The Sun Will Shine Again Our life with COVID-19 actually began more than seven months ago. In December 2019 our 32 year old daughter, Emily, passed away due to complications of cerebral palsy. We had loved, raised and cared for Emily. She was and will always be a huge part of our [...]

2020-09-15T15:01:42-07:00August 10th, 2020|

Amy Katz: On the Front Lines in Portland

Amy Katz: On the Front Lines in Portland I was shot last week. I was shot in the early morning on July 29, while walking in a single file line with about 10 other journalists: our hands in the air waving our press passes, which was highly redundant since we all had PRESS or NEWS [...]

2020-09-15T15:00:24-07:00August 6th, 2020|

Annie Kempe: Never Before… (Love in the Time of Covid)

Annie Kempe: Never Before... (Love in the Time of Covid) e are distant, apart, and often blue. Some have family and friends nearby but it feels as though they may as well be on that sliver of moon. The ease of mundane everyday conversation with loved ones and acquaintances has morphed into simple hopes of [...]

2020-09-15T14:58:46-07:00August 3rd, 2020|
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