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Personal Stories

  • Of Miracles And Gratitude: ‘Make new friends, but keep the old…’

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Two years ago, Peter and Margaret Hunter, friends from England, visited us, my husband Larry and I,  in our home in Kissimmee, Fla. They brought two bottles of Moet Chandon Brut Champagne, which we tucked away for a future occasion. Miracles And Relationships This week, the Hunters were back in Florida, and Peter asked us if we […]
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  • In 1986, another anti-Semitic Pittsburgh shooter murdered my childhood friend

    By jwadmin on November 29, 2018
    BY SHALOM LIPNER WASHINGTON (JTA) — The outpouring of grief over last month’s massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue has sparked a degree of counterintuitive hope. Just maybe, the eternal optimists among us believe, this will prove to be the watershed event that sends all the craven anti-Semites crawling back into their caves for good. I doubt it. Previous […]
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  • In 1986, another anti-Semitic Pittsburgh shooter murdered my childhood friend

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2018
    BY SHALOM LIPNER WASHINGTON (JTA) — The outpouring of grief over last month’s massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue has sparked a degree of counterintuitive hope. Just maybe, the eternal optimists among us believe, this will prove to be the watershed event that sends all the craven anti-Semites crawling back into their caves for good. I doubt it. Previous […]
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  • A story of Jewish survival to note Kristallnacht

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Anne Frank is one of the most well known victims of the Holocaust period. But she and her family were not the only ones to go into hiding to avoid capture by the Nazis and their collaborators. While some Jews lived in the open with changed identities, others, like the Franks physically hid to avoid certain deportation […]
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  • Anti-Semitism – abhorrent aberration in the USA

    By jwadmin on October 29, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” https://bit.ly/2PxdSU6, https://bit.ly/2hQ8sow The October 27, 2018 massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh, PA, was an egregious reminder that since the early 17th century, anti-Semitism has been a systematic feature of – yet an abhorrent aberration in – the US. At the same time, the US society has demonstrated […]
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  • Arab political-incorrectness on the Palestinian issue

    By jwadmin on October 5, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” October 4, 2018, https://bit.ly/2Qzzmgj While Iraq delivers staunchly pro-Palestinian talk, a 2017 Iraqi law has reversed Saddam Hussein’s pro-Palestinian policy, depriving Palestinians (including those born in Iraq) of free education, healthcare, travel documents and employment in state institutions. While Jordan calls for sweeping Israeli concessions to the Palestinians, and while the […]
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  • Hope for new year revived by tale of Lamed-Vav tzaddikim

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2018
    The world must contain not less than 36 righteous individuals in each generation who greet the Shekhinah’s presence each day. Jewish lore By MARILYN SHAPIRO On Rosh Hashanah we celebrate the birthday of world, the beginning of a new year full of possibilities. In the weeks leading up to our High Holy Days, however, I have encountered many events that […]
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  • My sister: A pioneer as a teacher in special education!

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO As a child, I was in awe of my big sister. Eight years my senior, Laura wore the best clothes (big skirts with tons of crinolines); listened to the best songs (No to Elvis; Yes to Pat Boone and Johnny Mathis); and exuded a confidence that I lacked. It wasn’t until I was an adult, working with Special […]
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  • A Sherpa, or a shlepper? When it comes to packing, I’m both!

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO I have friends who have the art of packing down to a science. When you travel as frequently as some of the people that I know, it is no surprise when you see them rock up to the airport carrying something like a suitcase with charger. Not only that, but no matter where they go or how […]
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  • Shabbat with Synagogue of the Summit brings Shapiros solace

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO My husband Larry and I were enjoying our annual stay in the Colorado Rockies. We were hiking, spending time with our family, and taking advantage of all a summer in Summit County has to offer. The world surrounding us, however, was filled with troubling news. Both of us—especially me—needed to find peace and comfort. Fortunately, we were […]
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