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Divine Guidance

Yesterday in class, the students made presentations to the rest of us in preparation for our Chicago History Fair that evening. After each student shared their research, the rest of us would fill out a sheet which would give responses … Continue reading

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Hannukah

Made it through the holiday, lighting the candles each of the eight nights. And all lights from the same box of candles. A first. A miracle.

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“We Light These Lights: A New Hanerot Hallelu Prayer for Hanukkah” by Rabbi Brant Rosen

We light these lights for the instigators and the refusers the obstinate and unyielding for the ones who kept marching the ones who tended the fires the ones who would not bow down. We light these lights for the sparks … Continue reading

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From the prosaic to the extraordinary

It is not news that it has been a rough February. With wind chill, the temperatures have sunk into dangerous ranges. The snow has accumulated over the month making travel treacherous. On the way back and forth from work there … Continue reading

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“Doubletake” by Seamus Heaney

Human beings suffer, They torture one another, They get hurt and get hard. No poem or play or song Can fully right a wrong Inflicted and endured. The innocent in gaols Beat on their bars together. A hunger-striker’s father Stands … Continue reading

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For Michael and Greg

I met my dear friend Michael over 30 years ago when we were both wait staff and bartenders at Jerome’s Restaurant in Chicago. His partner, Greg, whom he had recently met at the time, became an immediate friend as well. … Continue reading

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