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  Swedish DJ and musician Avicii passed away on Friday at the age of 28. While his name was only directly associated with a few songs, he was instrumental in making the music industry sound how it does today. Here are some of the songs that he became famous for: WAKE ME UP This song …

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  When I first started really listening to music, it was 2004 and I fell for two of the hit songs of the year. Green Day’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams and the Numb/Encore collaboration of Linkin Park and Jay-Z. Since then the two bands of Green Day and Linkin Park have been at the top of every …

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Last weekend I lost another friend, and the rest of the world lost a Jewish icon. Mayer Weiss was a friend of mine for 15+ years, going to camp together for many summers and working together as a waiter. He was a constant giver. Giving his time, his money, and his heart to those around …

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Sunday came in like a beautiful day and rode out like a storm. Two sports lives lost: one a golfing legend and one a promising up-and-comer. Arnold Palmer passed away at age 87, and was one of the sports’ greatest ambassadors, winner of 7 Majors and 62 PGA Tour events, a fierce competitor to the …

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Rest in Peace Rebecca. Your bright light will continue to shine and help the rest of us through tough times.

I want to a decent sized elementary school in Brooklyn, with ~30 kids in my class and ~90 in the grade. Spending 10 years there I got to know most of the people in my grade pretty well, at least by name and face…after all you are just kids and not thinking much about others …

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To some he was Rabbi Yehuda Friedman, to others he was Dad, yet to me and my family he was always “Uncle Ernie”, as my Grandmothers Sisters Husband. Uncle Ernie was a great man. Always there when someone needed him and lead a great life, constantly learning and striving for more. My fathers dad passed away …

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It’s been the cover story of the NY Post for the last two mornings and I figured I’d bring it up. Faigy Mayer ventured through Brooklyn College at the same time as me, on her Graduate path while I went for Undergrad, and she went on to write apps and was working on a project …

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Over the weekend I found out about the passing of Sal Polisi, the woodcarver of Lower Manhattan, who passed away in late January at the age of 79. I have known Sal my whole life, as he was a friend of my dads and a frequent visitor of the store before Hurricane Sandy. Sal had …

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One of my neighbors is sitting Shiva, and I thought I’d share a little bit of their story with you, without giving out names. My neighbors are an older Russian couple, who over recent years have gotten closer to Judaism, and have been going regularly to shul. They had always been going on cruises, and …

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