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Mar 1, 2018, 2:51 PM
My Purim costume
When you don't need a special ensemble or make up to realize you're wearing a costume
Feb 21, 2018, 3:03 PM
What The Funk; When Life Sucks
Life should be so easy. Be nice and collect your rewards. If only.... I'm brooding about lots of things. Like, the nightmare in Florida where a gun toting lunatic killed 17 really nice people. For nothing. For no good reason except...
Feb 9, 2018, 4:41 PM
Today We Visited the Cemetery Again
We visited Ze'ev this morning. He rests in an immaculate grave in the meticulously maintained Herzliya Cemetery. This day commemorates the fifth anniversary of his death Those who miss him most convened in this place to remember a man...
Feb 1, 2018, 10:34 PM
We Jews Must Stop Traveling to Poland
It has become a rite of passage for Jews. The trip to Poland. The visit to the camps and the remains of the shtetls. The Warsaw Ghetto. More recently the Polin Museum. The plasticized city of Krakow with its...
Jan 29, 2018, 6:11 AM
Looking Foolish And Old
I know I'm constantly harping about age these days. My husband's 80th birthday a few weeks ago has been a great shehecheyanu moment and a real bucket of ice water! How did this happen so fast? Where did those...
Jan 24, 2018, 6:59 PM
To My Brothers and Sisters in Israel: Don’t Trust Trump
I'm your partner. This means I have an Israeli passport (darkon) and I have an Israeli identity card (teudat zihut) and I have all the accoutrements including a home, in Herzliya. I'm on your shores very often. And I...
Jan 21, 2018, 7:42 PM
When The World Is Crazy, Make Meatballs
There's no escape. The governments are running amok, in both my countries. In America they've actually closed up! How in the world can a government close? Is it, sort of, like the supermarket closing when my fridge is empty?...
Jan 14, 2018, 8:43 AM
My Father Comes From A S**thole
When my paternal grandmother left the shtetl in Poland with her five very young children, my Zayda was already ensconced in Passaic, New Jersey, paving the way for his family to escape poverty in the s**thole where they...
Jan 10, 2018, 6:42 PM
The two greatest cities in the world are New York and TLV. You all know where TLV is......and isn't. It isn't the location of Ben Gurion Airport. And New York requires no explaining! TLV, Tel Aviv, is also not an...
Jan 3, 2018, 3:37 PM
My Love Story
To the Editors: This is a letter about my personal journey with my husband as he approaches a milestone birthday. I hope that it will be shared often. He is a humble man, a man not given to excess,...
Rosanne Skopp is a wife, mother of four, grandmother of fourteen, and great-grandmother of one. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and travels back and forth between homes in New Jersey and Israel. She is currently writing a family history.