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Letters | Debating Choice and Daf Yomi

Debating Choice Steve Heitner complains that a developing baby has become a choice (“Kvetch ’N’ Kvell,” May 7). I celebrate that a woman has a...
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Opinion | Telling the Coronavirus Story

By Anndee Hochman Recently, a friend shared a joke. Question: What’s the difference between COVID-19 and “Romeo and Juliet”? Answer: One is coronavirus; the other...
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Opinion | Jewish Humor Will Get Us Through This Pandemic With Our Collective...

By Jon Savitt Humor is as Jewish as challah. It also just so happens that we need both to survive — and producing the most...
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Opinion | Happy Zoom Day to You

By Carin M. Smilk The last time I saw Ellen was two months ago in New York, where she lives; we were having dinner on...
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Letters | Life No Longer Sacred

Life No Longer Sacred Paul Socken in his op-ed (“When Did the Elderly Like Me Become Disposable?” April 30) is asking a good question. Have...
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Opinion | Should You Put Your Life at Risk to Help Others?

By Ira Bedzow For a short period of time, New York state officials enacted controversial guidelines that again tested the inherent tension that the COVID-19...
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Opinion | Sefirat HaOmer: Making Every Day Count

By Saundra Sterling Epstein Jokes help us maintain sanity in our present reality. One shows a calendar with all prefixes to “day” missing ... each...
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Opinion | What It’s Like to Be a High School Senior Right Now

By Rebecca Shaid and Devora Solomon  COVID-19 has come at an untimely period for high school seniors across the country, us among them. When Gov....
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Opinion | When Did Elderly People Like Me Become Disposable?

By Paul Socken The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is shaking the world in disturbing ways. As someone who is no longer young, I find one aspect...
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Letters | Nonprofits Have Online Options

Nonprofits Have Online Options The Jewish Exponent did a great service highlighting how nonprofit organizations have dealt with COVID-19 (“Numerous Gala Plans Altered by Pandemic,”...