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Grim Milestone

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On May 29, 2020
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First, it was the names that filled the front page of the New York Times, almost as preparation for what would come next. And then came the announcement in the form of a number:  100,000 souls of this country lost their lives to Covid-19.  And with that the grim recognition that if we had quarantined […]
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Joel Solomon

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  • On May 28, 2020
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This content is copied from an original post on McLeanHospital.org. On March 30, McLean’s Joel Solomon, MD, and his 1,200 crewmates on the USNS Comfort docked in New York Harbor. The Comfort, a U.S. Navy hospital, came to New York City to provide urgent care and support to the tens of thousands in the region affected by the […]
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Frank Friedman

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  • On May 28, 2020
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For Passover, as the effects of this pandemic were really hitting home, I wrote a d’var Torah for Parashat T’zav that I shared with members of the Board of Trustees at TI. One piece of the d’var that still resonates with me is “He shall then take off his vestments, and put on other vestments, and […]
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Andy Lesser Gonzalez

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  • On May 28, 2020
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March 20, 2020 was the last day that my childcare business, Panda’s Playcare was open as we know it. The governor made the wise decision that group childcare should be closed for the foreseeable future. So what now? Thoughts were swirling around my head, like how can I afford to pay my staff? How would […]
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High Anxiety

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On May 22, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way towards Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. We have a cartoon hanging on the wall in our kitchen. It is entitled, “understatement of the year.” It shows Moses standing upon the mountain holding the two tablet of the commandments with […]
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Cursed Blessings?

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On May 15, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way towards Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. The curses outnumber the blessings in this week’s double Torah portion, Behar/Behukotai (Leviticus 25:1-27:34. It might feel like that in our own life right now, too. In the penultimate section of verses in […]
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Rachael Falk, PsyD

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  • On May 13, 2020
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I had only been a licensed clinical psychologist for 10 months before the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the US. As a specialist in geropsychology­- the application of knowledge and the provision of psychological services to older adults- I had been prepared for the types of losses that one can expect in this population. […]
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Tendentious

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On May 8, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat.  You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. Remember learning multi-syllabic words for those standardized tests? Or worse, for the weekly vocab tests? (Do they still do that?)  Here’s a useful word to apply to life right now. Tendentious It […]
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Gray Days

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On May 1, 2020
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat.  You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. These days have seemed grayer than usual. I’d like to blame it all on the weather. But that is not possible. Too many are cloaked in sadness brought about by the isolation […]
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