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Vanities of a Bonfire

I spent an anomalous Lag B’Omer afternoon watching the gut wrenching movie ‘Gett’. I woke up the next morning with a cluster of thoughts and emotions.

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My Weekend in Baltimore

My weekend in Baltimore, first with idealistic rabbinic students and then with local people working for change, gave me great hope overall in what can be achieved by the courageous human spirit.

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Finding Zabelle

Zabelle Abdalian was an Armenian Genocide survivor who sought shelter and freedom in America. Through her artistry as expressed in her writings, musical accomplishments, and dedicated compassion for others, her extraordinary life presents an inspiring testament of a 19th century woman whose spirit embodies a heroic people. In honor of the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide I offer her story. - Carla Rachel Friedman

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Roots & Branches Foundation Awards $75,680 in Grants

Roots & Branches Foundation, a grantmaking initiative of Rose Community Foundation, has awarded $75,680 in grants to three programs that help low-income families with children ages zero to five.

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