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11.03

 
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Editor's Comment
Michael looks at:
Farewell, Shalom and Adieu

Being Jewish Magazine


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Features
An Open Letter from Abba to His Family

Enough With The Political Finger-Pointing!

Revisiting the Haggadah

Eddy's Recipe List
Victoria Sponge

Book Review
Unstrung Heroes

The Outspeaker
Encouraging violence is never correct

Batya
Good times and bad times with Batya

Nathan Weissler
What my friendship with Michael Hanna-Fein meant to me


Marjorie Wolfe
An Interview with Paul Reiser

BC's Backlot
The Last Shalom

Lynn Ruth Miller
How we all became part of a bigger story

Mel Yahre
A few words for my friend

Eddy's Thoughts
Don't let life flutter by

The Bear Facts
How I found Michael

 

We all bear many losses in life
The passing of a husband or wife.

I look at the chairs, empty around the table,
Everyone gone, will I ever be able

Not to remember you ,especially at this time
To think of the years of joy when you were mine.

I shed a tear and wonder why
We had to say our sad goodbye.

I watch the flicker of the memorial candle
Dancing shadows on your picture on the mantle.

The candle burns and leaves a rosy glow
A tribute to those we cannot let go.

The doorbell rings, the room fills with glee,
I look at the chair meant only for me

I make the room and promise in my heart and soul
To never complain about serving one extra matzo roll

I want to gather my company with hugs and love and fun,
And I am putting off setting the table with a chair only for one.

By Rosalie Avigdor

 
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