AN AMERICAN DREAM & catcher of the fallen angels

She lived in the Bronx, he lived in the South Bronx. My dad got by on his good looks and predominant strong-silent-type charm. Also, being a good dancer went a long way back in the 30s and 40s. However it did not transfer into his financial life. My father…

A CATHOLIC, A JEW and a life changing chat

I used to feel safer if there was no G-d, because then at least I thought the playing field would be even…in this game, there would be no referee calling unfair plays on me. If you are like I was, you don’t want to hear people talking about…

AN IMMIGRANT’S STORY: After Ellis Island

My family, like so many Jews fleeing persecution and harm, arrived in the U.S. scarred and having survived trauma. This was the early 1900s. I can imagine their enormous relief and gratitude to arrive in the United States and be allowed to stay.  Of course my grandparents would likely have been killed in the Shoah if Read More

A QUIRKY TAMBOURINE & spirituality

It’s the week of Passover. We’ve had the Seder, we’re eating the matzah. Now what? I’ve never done this before but this year I am counting the Omer. This refers to the 49 days from the