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Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 2/27/2019
Fitting in or standing out? As a kid I just wanted to fit in, blend in with the crowd. I remember begging for Guess jeans, Tretorn sneakers, and slouchy socks. Growing up a first generation American, my parents spoke Italian at home but I always responded in English.
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 2/7/2019
The loss to our community is palpable. As we mourn and grieve the passing of our heroes and visionaries, I can’t help but think about their lives, their struggles, their laughter and tears, their families, and lives well lived. Each obituary gives us the gift of a small glimpse of the highlights of complex and loving people who lived life with passion and commitment to Tikkun Olam. I always read these stories and wish I knew them better in their lifetimes.
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 1/16/2019
“Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you; that your life will be elongated and that you may fare well…” --Deuteronomy 5:16 One of my favorite Jewish values is honoring – or caring for -- our parents. This value is so important that the Torah states if we do so “your life will be elongated and you may fare well.” That’s quite a promise.
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