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Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
May 20, 2018

 

My wife Amy’s friend Danielle lost her father Bert last year to pancreatic cancer - he wasn’t quite 73. A couple of years before he died, he had moved from New Jersey to Baltimore, to be closer to Danielle and her daughter, Eva, who was about two at the time. After her dad died, Danielle started a new tradition with Eva: every night at bedtime, they take turns sharing one story of Danielle’s father. At some point, she realized that although Eva had spent a lot of time with her grandfather, because she was only three when...

Rabbi Heath Watenmaker
May 11, 2018
Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit
May 4, 2018

Tonight marks the 15th yarzheit of my grandmother Sylvia Prosnit. I think about my grandmother often -- we were very close. She was blessed to have a happy marriage, two caring children and six grandchildren (all boys). If she were alive today she’d be 99 and would have eight great-grandchildren (7 boys) and with my sister-in-law pregnant, one more due in September. My grandmother also had a devoted career -- she was a teacher.

She was a fourth grade teacher at an elementary school in Eastchester, New York. Supposedly, she was told by her lawyer father that women were too...

Rabbi Janet Marder
April 13, 2018

"I've turned thirteen, I was born on Friday the thirteenth... From Grandma Racz, I got a light tan spring coat and a navy blue knit dress. From my father, a pair of high-heeled shoes... Until now I have always worn only flat-heeled shoes... From Grandma Lujza, three pairs of pajamas, a dozen colored handkerchiefs and candy... From Grandpa, phonograph records of the kind I like... My grandfather bought them so that I should learn the French lyrics... I know Hungarian and German well, I've forgotten Rumanian, and I'm beginning to be good in French... I do a lot of athletics,...

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