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How TV Reactivates My Grief

3 months ago

Even if you have not lost someone close to you, you know what Grief is: you know Grief means you miss someone. You had memories with them, of them; those memories now cause pain and longing. You wish the person…

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Rethinking the Rainbow Bridge

5 months ago

[Image source] The Rainbow Bridge refers to a place beloved companion pets go when they pass away. It is a comforting and warm image, that seems to provide a sense of peace for the families of so many loved pets…

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Another Year of Shifts, Transitions, Grief and Dreams

10 months ago

Today is April 9. The ninth day of the fourth month. The day is full. Passover, the Jewish festival of Freedom celebrating the Exodus from Egypt  -the transformation from slavery to liberation – begins tomorrow night. There are so many…

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The Upside-Down of Purim

10 months ago

[Photo: Queen Esther denouncing Haman / Ernest Normand] Purim. Everything gets turned upside down on this holiday. Indeed. Purim is a celebration unlike any other in our religious tradition. It is our only holiday with no reference to God in the…