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She survived the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and COVID-19

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By Ben Harris After Marilee Shapiro Asher was admitted to the hospital in mid-April sick with COVID-19, her daughter got a call from the doctor...

Social distancing makes seniors vulnerable to abuse, Jewish groups say

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The older woman on the phone was distraught. Cut off from her children by COVID-19, neglected by her husband and without computer access, she was...

‘I had my bar or bat mitzvah during the pandemic’

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“It was like a 'M*A*S*H' field hospital,” Gary Singer says, describing his daughter, Dalia’s, bat mitzvah on March 28. “We built our own ark in...

Pushing 80, Mike Tabor is still pushing himself and the causes he believes in

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On the crumpled sheet of paper, a grayscale Mike Tabor looks away from the camera with a grimace. Through the graininess of the tiny photograph...

Charles David Korn Buckles

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Charles David Korn Buckles will celebrate his bar mitzvah at Ohr Kodesh Congregation on March 14. Charlie will be the second generation of his...

Social justice is in David Fishback’s DNA

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By Selma Khenissi David Fishback has a dream. Everywhere he goes, he carries with him a vision of an America where everyone feels safe. “Only when...

Mollee Kruger’s memoir is the reflection of a 20th-century woman

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By Sonia Owchariw Poet and essayist Mollee Kruger will be celebrating her 91st birthday on March 28. Mollee, named after her Aunt Molly, is known...

Sharing your bar or bat mitzvah with another teen

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For a boy or girl turning 13, their bar or bat mitzvah is treated as a special day. But what happens if it’s someone...

What kind of elder will you be?

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By Rabbi Bonnie Koppell When my grandparents retired to Florida full time, they did not join a synagogue. Active and committed Jews for their entire...
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What red hot chile peppers might be able to do for cancer pain

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SPONSORED CONTENT By Larry Luxnor It’s no secret that Israelis can do amazing things with spicy foods. Exhibit No. 1: zhug, the hot sauce derived from...