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“In this extraordinary work, Annette Gendler illuminates the borders and meeting points between Judaism and Christianity, Germans and Jews, American Jews and Israeli Jews. Writing with eloquent precision, she reminds us why converts to Judaism are among the most precious gifts to the Jewish people. This book confirms Annette Gendler as an indispensable Jewish voice for our time.”
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11Sep, 2020

Remembering 9/11 by Remembering Some of Those Who Lost Their Lives

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Today is 9/11. Somehow it strikes me as odd to remember that day in the middle of a new calamity. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly is a different calamity altogether. I'm [...]

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During the Pandemic, Traveling by Book is the Best Kind of Travel, Provided You Read a Magnificent One like The Lost Pianos of Siberia

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It is precious and rare to fall in love with a book. It is even more precious to get lost in a book and be swept away to another world. [...]

7Aug, 2020

Soothing for the Soul – A Day of Wide Open Horizons and Thundering Waves at the Indiana Dunes

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For weeks my daughter had been nudging that she wanted to go hike trail 10 in the Indiana Dunes. She wanted to relive a childhood experience. We had taken the [...]

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