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Postcards from Jerusalem Part 2: The Factory

Postcards from Jerusalem Part 2: The Factory

The Factory: HaMiffal by Cantor Jessica F. Epstein One afternoon for lunch the Ulpan decided to go to a very close by and interesting place, HaMiffal — the Factory. Originally this building had been a house and then a school for people with developmental disabilities,...
Coming Home (Part One)

Coming Home (Part One)

Coming Home by Cantor Jessica F. Epstein Eli Wiesel wrote, “One doesn’t go to Jerusalem, one returns to it.” In my case this was certainly true as I had lived there for year from 1994-5, and only been back briefly for a week in 2004. This was my time to return....
Memorial Day Observance in Livingston

Memorial Day Observance in Livingston

By Cantor Jessica F. Epstein It was my first time walking into The Oval to participate in the Livingston Township Memorial Day parade, so of course one of my espadrilles decided to come apart, leaving me limping oddly to the grandstand. On the way to the center of the...

Someone is always crying, and often it’s me.

By Cantor Jessica Epstein Someone is always crying, and often it’s me. I always had this vision in my mind of how my Friday night Shabbat would be. There would be a white tablecloth. Check. There would be silver candelabras with Israeli candles in glass holders....

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