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Posts by Doron Krakow

Lachzor | To Return: Shabbat Shalom, 29 Tamuz, 5781, שבת שלום

  לחזור| Lachzor | To Return At 1:45 p.m. I left home for the airport. Check-in and security went smoothly enough and there were few surprises after two recent domestic trips. Lots of paperwork as travel to Israel has still not resumed without authorization and extensive verification of COVID-19 vaccines and a recent negative PCR … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 7 Adar 5781

Of Dreams and Heroes   Earlier this week, as part of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), I was extraordinarily privileged to participate in a conversation with a hero. Kerry Samuels grew up in Vancouver, Canada. A student leader, an accomplished athlete, and an aspiring philosopher and mathematician, he took a summer trip to … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 9 Sh’vat 5781

A Different Lens for the Last Four Years It would have been difficult not to have been moved by the pomp and pageantry of the inauguration of President Biden. Poignant and powerful calls for unity through common cause and purpose were punctuated by poetry and song, all in the presence of past presidents, both Democrat … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 25 Kislev 5781

Illumination Last night, we began the celebration of Hanukkah. The story of the Festival of Lights chronicles the heroic rebellion of the Maccabees against the Greeks and their Assyrian allies, who had ruled over the former Jewish Kingdom since its conquest at the hands of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.E. Prior to this rebellion, … Continued