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Benchmark

Benchmark
Photo: Sara Bertisch

Covid-19 has rendered many people irrelevant, their skills a...
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The Trees In My Garden

The Trees In My Garden
Photo By Sharon Bacher

From her veranda, Sharon contemplates the joys of nature and...
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Grandma

Grandma
Illustration: Denis Shifrin

In a rocking chair at the window she was left alone tired un...
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History Repeats Itself

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Sam and Fanny Lipshitz ... he succumbed to the Spanish Flu

With the current coronavirus world pandemic, many info email...
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Third Age

Third Age
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Oh, to float in that deep hot oily bath, Perfumed candle, Gl...
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Poem: Books

Poem: Books

A lot of shelves, With many a book. Why not come, And have a...
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City of Benches

City of Benches
Rothschild Boulevard Tel-Aviv. Image PikiWiki

A convenient place to sit down When your thirst you are long...
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Ode to my Move to Beth Protea

Barbara-Garde_20200127-151142_1 Barbara Blum in her garden at Beth Protea. Photo: Lynette Karp
 I thought and thought but could not know what joy to m...
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Can’t Believe I’m 90

Can’t Believe I’m 90
Inge David receiving an ESRA Volunteers Award in 2016

Inge David taking an exercise class at the Vera Salomons Retirement Center, Kfar Saba

A clear lovely morning in mid-July I wake up happy, well res...
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Not Me

Not Me

I serve in your army. I'm officially Jewish. But because my ...
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Poetry Contest for Children

Poetry Contest for Children

 The Bar Sagi Young Poets' Prize Poetry competition in ...
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Stop!

Stop!

The world was created for the livingStop the killing now Sto...
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Haredi Wash

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Walking through Jerusalem There is nothing on the linein thi...
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Riots of Bliss

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Heaven has no blissLike winter's storm become spring.When th...
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Seeds

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Seeds blow around the worldForever blowing, forever movingSe...
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Let’s Make Peace!

Let’s Make Peace!

As the Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha and we stride towards a...
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Buy Me a Heaven Tonight - A Book Review

Buy Me a Heaven Tonight - A Book Review

Buy Me a Heaven TonightBy Ruth BekerSelf-published 2018. 260...
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Departure

Departure

Let me go gracefully through that great gateway,With sturdy ...
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Talking 'Bout my Degeneration

Talking 'Bout my Degeneration

1973: The Who in their heyday (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

This is an elaboration of a Yizkor sermon I presented to my ...
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