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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....

The Sukkah

It sits in a dusty corner of the garage, usually covered by tomato cages and sometimes stray fertilizer granules. It’s bundled up, a nondescript piece of canvas and a bunch of pipes, a few slightly bent. Nearby there’s a cardboard box of tangled lights in...

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