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Because, aviously…

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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One year ago today a life was removed from this Earth, and it’s tough to express the thoughts that have ranged inside over the year about it. When I wrote my post the morning that I found out about it all I promised the following: But so many of us suffer. So many of us just …

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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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I think I am becoming immune to watching death and killings. Not immune to personal instances of it, and still emotionally affected by those, but I no longer feel anything when I see the life leave a body. It all changed for me with the Charlie Hebdo killings. When I watched the video and saw …

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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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Robin Williams died at Noon PST today, of “asphyxiation”, after a long fight with depression. One of the greatest comedians of this era, and possibly of all-time, Williams will always be remembered for his great roles and snappy remarks. Let’s take a quick look at some of his more memorable moments: Golden Globe for Good Morning, …

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