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It's not often that Michigan shuts down due to freezing temperatures. We hearty Midwesterners post memes that poke fun at the rest of the country freaking out over a couple inches of snow, or a…temperature that’s somewhere in the teens. Meanwhile, we plow through blizzards to get to school and work; that's just how we do it out here. But every once in a while, however, a whopper of a storm like this #PolarVortex brings the Midwest to a screeching halt (exception being those in the healthcare field and… >> Read More
January 9, 1988. It’s been more than 30 years, yet I can still remember it like it was yesterday. I was 8, my brother 6, my sister 4. We had just returned from running the typical Saturday errands…and were gathering our belongings from the car when my dad opened the front door and yelled: “FIRE!" No flames were visible, but the smoke that came billowing out and mingled with the cold, northern N.J. winter air was a clear indication something was very wrong. We stood frozen, clearly in shock, until my dad… >> Read More
Not too long ago, we could have faith that our national leaders were — for the most part — telling us is the truth when they spoke. But now we’re living in a world where the president, his…press secretary, and his Cabinet regularly tell lies with such frequency that journalists need to fact-check them in real time. Whereas George Washington “couldn’t tell a lie,” Donald Trump and his administration lies, fabricates, exaggerates, or tells “alternative facts.” Most disturbing, there seemed to be little consequences for any of their lies. Until — hopefully! —… >> Read More
New to our synagogue a few years ago, I was looking for ways to get more involved that would work for someone like me: a busy working mom with two young children in lots of activities. I found myself…on a sub-committee that met once a month and needed someone with PR/marketing skills. As we were brainstorming new ideas for engagement, I casually mentioned that, for the past decade, I had planned my company’s annual community service day, in which we split up and tackle various projects around our city, such as painting murals,… >> Read More
My daughter, 7, just started a new year of religious school. Although she doesn’t enjoy every moment — I mean, does any kid?! — she is genuinely excited about it, especially since she bonded…with her Hebrew School friends at camp this summer. This is her third year of formal Jewish education, and she can now do things such as sing the Shema and read and write most of her alef bet. She knows our important holidays and loves talking about what nugget of Jewish history or tradition she’s… >> Read More