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Dear Esther

Dear friends,

As I have been doing self-examination to prepare for the holidays, being gentle with each other is on the fore front of my mind. In this era of conflict, war and pandemic, everyone can benefit from a kind and gentle approach. I would encourage you to make it a goal for the nex…

Retirement Tips

Welcome Back to Part TWO of my 10 Great Tips for a Successful Retirement. In the last issue of The Observer, I offered Part ONE, and I trust many of you have been practicing and are probably feeling steps ahead of those who didn’t read last month’s column! But, as a welcome to the newbie…

People of the Books

The Glass Plates of Lublin: Found Photographs of a Lost Jewish World.

Eds. Piotr Nazaruk, Lisa Newman, and Aaron Lansky. White Goat Press, 2022

Perhaps not all pictures are worth a thousand words, but when images reach us through the years of a lost world, they speak profoundly. The Yiddis…

Health and Wellness - WALTER

I want to share my experience of cooking with Walter. I received an email from a mother in South Florida who wondered if I could spend some time teaching online cooking skills to her 14-year-old son. We spent some time emailing back and forth, discussing her son, his incredible spirit and en…

Kvetch In the City October

Remember when you’d return to school, and teachers would have you write a page about your summer vacation? Although a month overdue, I thought it might be cathartic to put my summer vacation in writing. I’m still trying to make sense of it since it turned out to be the kind of vacation i…

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