Monthly Archives: December 2009

Only looking forward.

This could be a post reviewing the year (mostly good) or the decade (mostly good), but it isn’t. I’m looking forward. At midnight I’m going to do a havdalah of sorts under the full moon in Chicago. Goodbye to the … Continue reading

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I want to send you a postcard

In the 90s, I wrote a lot of letters. In fact, I wrote letters into the early 2000s… then I started blogging. I wrote letters when I was in London, but after I got home in early 2004… I pretty … Continue reading

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The Jew from Kuwait

This morning, Mark Halawa emailed me and called my attention to a pretty amazing essay he wrote on Aish about his journey to Judaism . Raised as a Muslim in Kuwait, Mark learned as an adult that his maternal, grandmother … Continue reading

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The Difference a Year Makes

On the first night of Chanukah last year, I was sitting in a hotel bar on a business trip. I didn’t think I cared if I spent part of Chanukah on the road, minor holiday and all that, but as … Continue reading

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