A Child’s Question

When I was leading the services for our religious school, a child raised her hand and told me that her parents had told her that Jews constitute less than one percent of the world’s population. She told me she did not believe her parents since it seemed that there were a lot more Jews in …

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In a Mall in Virginia

I happened to be wearing my kippah recently when I was in a shopping mall. A young girl working at one of the cart-like booths in the mall approached and asked me if I speak Hebrew. I told her I did but did not have any time to speak with her about whatever product it …

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An Unusual Funeral

I was recently asked to officiate at the graveside internment of an elderly Jewish woman who had been married to a non-Jew for over 65 years. Living in a remote area far away from the Jewish community, her children had not been raised as Jews.   I knew I would not be able to say …

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