A new chapter in the story of Ebola in the United States begins as another may be coming to an end.  New York begins to deal with its first confirmed case even as those in Dallas with possible contact with Thomas Eric Duncan have been cleared from quarantine.   We are unsure what will unfold in…

One of the beautiful gifts of this season is that even as we find ourselves together with so many others, each one of us approaches the new year in our own way.  The stirring melodies, the inspiring images, the blast of the shofar each provide the punctuation for a personal story. The words of our…

Twin beams of light once more point into the sky above Lower Manhattan.  The eve of the thirteenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11th comes with a renewed focus on those who perpetrate violence in the name of Islam.  While most Americans were unaware of Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden on September 10th,…

I began writing this piece four years ago, and due to the thoughtful generosity of my husband and children…

Summer blockbusters traditionally feature a lot of action, flashy violence and not too much to think about…

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