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THIS & THAT March 12, 2010
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Editor's Comment
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Farewell, Shalom and Adieu

Being Jewish Magazine

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An Open Letter from Abba to His Family

Enough With The Political Finger-Pointing!

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Eddy's Recipe List
Victoria Sponge

Book Review
Unstrung Heroes

The Outspeaker
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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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