Colorful graffiti mural in Jersey City

Vegan in Jersey City, New Jersey

After climbing up the Grove Street subway stairs I took in the scene around me as I do with every new place I visit. It didn’t take long to realize why Jersey City had been ranked the most ethnically diverse city in the United States for the third year in a row. And as I […]

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Sarina with Helen

Interview with Sarina Farb, author of Born Vegan

I first learned of Sarina Farb while reading her open letter in response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been speaking out about the importance of the environment. Sarina’s beautifully and academically written words encouraging the newly-elected US congresswoman to embrace veganism led me to want to hear more of what Sarina has to say. So, […]

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Me standing in front of the Metropolitan Opera House with arms wide open

Experiencing Wagner’s Ring Cycle at The Met

“All right everyone. Shhhh!”, the man’s voice pierced the air, heavy with anticipation. This was followed by light laughter from some fellow opera-goers and then clapping by all those who approved. I was one of them. “Here we go”, I thought sitting comfortably in the second seat from the aisle in row F of the […]

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At Vegas airport during our year of domestic travel

A Year of Domestic Travel

International trips was not in our cards this year! We spent much of our time turning a new house into our home. We planted fruit trees, put up a privacy fence, and decided where all our international souvenirs would go. We did, however, enjoy a year of domestic travel!

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Together with your shayne meydle

Baba’s Story – Surviving the Shoah

Dear Baba, Today is your birthday and although we have never met, I am thinking of you. You may not know this but every time I dust the dining room table and chairs, which you had protected with plastic for so many years and that now stands in our dining room, I say hello to […]

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