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“Hidden Messages” in Stone Voices

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The winter issue of Stone Voices, published by Shanti Arts is available to order both in print and on line. Stone Voices explores the strong connections between art and spirituality. You will find beautiful visual art and fine poetry and … Continue reading

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Redux: A Literary Journal: #65: “Midrash” by Sandell Morse

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Redux: A Literary Journal: #65: “Midrash” by Sandell Morse http://www.reduxlitjournal.com/2013/01/65-midrash-by-sandell-morse.html?spref=bl This story was previously published in the New England Review( 1997).               Bessie Feldman parks her car in front of Hebrew …

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Forgiveness

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“Every encounter with forgiveness requires defeating the ego over and over again.”                                                                                                 Gandhi Two nights ago at dinner, my granddaughter bore down on me in anger. I don’t remember her words, but … Continue reading

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I Did It List

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I’m a writer who beats herself up. Most of us do. So I want to thank Erika Dreifus (http://www.erikadreifus.com/newsletter/current/) for her adaptation of Lisa Romeo’s post, Looking Back, Looking Ahead, No Regrets please (http://lisaromeo.blogspot.com/). These past few months, the rejections have … Continue reading

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What Is An Ethical Will?

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Lev, my teacher, my guide to my Bat Mitzvah, is big on ethical wills. We talked about them years ago on Thursdays when a group of us met to study Torah, Torah in the broadest sense of Jewish learning. We … Continue reading

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Sunday At the Market

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       It Sunday morning at the Market in Auvillar, France, and I cannot resist buying roasted chestnuts from a vendor who scoops them hot into a cone he fashions from newspaper. There is no price. One drops coins … Continue reading

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Wishing the Harp Seal Safe Travels

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Late Sunday afternoon, after walking the dogs, I burst into the house, called to Dick, my husband, talking as I climbed the stairs, “You have to put on your jacket. I have something to show you.” Sitting on the living … Continue reading

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The History of Love

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I am walking my son’s dog along Grand Street on the Lower East Side, looking for Leo Gursky’s building. For some reason I remember 509, but I’m not sure. It is Saturday morning. September 25. Shabbos. Sukkot. Hasidic men, wearing … Continue reading

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Freedom from Torture– Really?

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Yesterday, as I was driving the quiet, winding roads of my neighborhood, not quite rural, not quite suburban, I turned on the car radio, turned to NPR, and found myself in the middle of a program in which a reporter … Continue reading

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Carrying A Cloud

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Words by Sandell Morse Music by Kento Watanabe Recorded at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

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