Month: October 2021

21 years after ‘dying,’ Shimon Ohana celebrates son’s bar mitzvah – opinion

October 22, 2021 21 years after ‘dying,’ Shimon Ohana celebrates son’s bar mitzvah – opinion By Barbara Sofer I might have forgotten the upcoming anniversary if I hadn’t run into Avi Rivkind in the Zoti Coffee Shop in the Hadassah Ein Kerem mall, where medical staff recharge their caffeine. Twenty-one years this week. The Second Intifada. …

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Sukkah reading: Focusing on guests you’d invite this Sukkot

September 24, 2021 Sukkah reading: Focusing on guests you’d invite this Sukkot – opinion By Barbara Sofer This isn’t a book review column. Nonetheless, at this time of our lives when staycations are more convenient than vacations because of the pandemic and the increase of traffic, reading in the sukkah is a simple pleasure.  If “summer reading” …

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