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Norman Mailer in Synagogue
The best writer of his generation addresses the pews.
A bittersweet remembrance of my teacher, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
Where There's Smoke
A politically incorrect view of the current rage to ban all smoking everywhere.
Building the House
The contractor -- can't live with him, can't kill him. Or can you?
A Wing and a Prayer
Finding a small homecoming in transit.
Gunning Down the Cockroaches
Roach problem? Just call the expert.
Waiting for Death
Our parents taught us how to live. Their final gift -- showing us how to die.
On the Road
Driving beyond the Green Line prompts a look in the mirror.
Summer ended when they came to kill my dog.
Guys like me don't carry guns, right?
Learning to Pray
It's slow and not easy. But that's not all.
Some thoughts on a millstone - uh, make that milestone - birthday.
Simply the most compelling art exhibit I've ever seen.
Dave van Ronk
A visit to the world of my favorite folk singer.
Remember: "stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts."
New Year’s Celebration
Watching the ball drop slowly in my daughter’s life.
My Father's Blessing
A poignant final moment strengthens my fragile connection to my father.
Being at war while normal life continues makes life in Israel feel crazy.
Old and poor, she's got one hope left: the movie of her life.
Finding the Lost Tribes
Traces of the Tribes are popping up all over.
Ellis Island Revisited
Did your family start out as immigrants? You've come a long way, baby.
Dennis Prager: A Profile
The man behind the golden voice.
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