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Celebrating Turning 18

By Lily Giambarba Casura
Sevent een years ago Wednesday, I knelt on a carpeted floor in a rented Seattle apartment, tilting a carrot cake I’d just finished baking and decorating with a big numeral “1” in grated carrots and a single candle toward a toddler I’ll call Eli, wobbly and uncertain on his feet, supported by his mother’s protective grasp. On Wednesday, Eli turns…
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For Yom Kippur, Another Reinvention

By Shelley Singer
The baby rabbi, a young man of 26 — fresh from seminary, the most junior of the four in our vast congregation — delivered the sermon on Rosh Hashanah morning. At first, he spoke of creation and destruction, judgment and mercy as the messages of the festival. This day, he said, we are created anew through an act of God’s…
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Shelley Singer: My Life in Five Pictures

By Shelley Singer
Maybe it is for this very moment that I have been cataloguing pictures and watching family movies for most of this decade, writing, fretting, and trying to see clearly and to say what is true. I have hours of DVDs, hundreds of pages of words, and a row of file boxes with year-by-year photographs, love letters, death certificates, sonograms, a…
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