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Survival Means???

by Arliene Botnick, February 25, 2021

We have just celebrated Purim, the most raucous, irreverent of our chagim. We are commanded to feast, to drink to excess – “One should drink until one no longer knows…

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Complain or Appreciate, Bemoan or Thank

by Arliene Botnick, January 28, 2021

Our biblical narrative has numerous examples of our propensity to complain rather than appreciate. It appears that for some 430 years, our ancestors spent a significant time ‘kvetching’ = complaining….

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The Changing Landscape

by Arliene Botnick, December 31, 2020

The landscape of our lives keeps changing, and no where is it more apparent than in our Torah. From the very beginning, Beresheet, we see humanity grow, learn, suffer, and…

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Jewish Memories – Our Stories, Our Experiences

by Arliene Botnick, November 26, 2020

The essence of one’s Jewish identity is hard to define. One hears phrases like “a Yiddish kop” = a Jewish (head) mindset, or “pintele yid” = a little core of…

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