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KOLOT: Study in Quiescence

February 25th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Bonny Thompson Enes Fleece white silence coats the south side of naked knotted oak trees, red house and barn. Blanketed schist stone walls run squares and rectangles throughout this town, define boundaries. Snowflakes drift sideways, ... Read More


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KOLOT: The Sar-el experience

February 19th, 2013 | by JLedger

By Harry Weller When rockets were raining down on Israel last November, many people wanted to do something tangible to show their support. I, for one, wanted to do more than go to a rally or ... Read More


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KOLOT Beauty Queen

February 5th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Charlotte “Blu” Berman In the early l900’s when Eastern European Jewish immigrants swamped the streets of New York City’s lower east side, my great uncle Schmuel Schwartz, later know as Sam, set out to find ... Read More


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KOLOT: In the Aftermath of Newtown

January 21st, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Mordechai Weiss The small town of Newtown where recently the horrific shooting of twenty children took place raised several questions: What kind of a society are we a part of in which a person ... Read More


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KOLOT: Rediscovering the tzedakah box

January 8th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Harold Levine I have just completed a rather unscientific survey of 10 Jewish families in the Westport area. I asked the parents in each family whether they recalled the tzedakah box from their youth, and ... Read More


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KOLOT: The Morning After

November 28th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Onnie Shiffmiller Our car had been stolen a few weeks earlier and on Thursday, Nov. 15 we were notified that the car was found in Jaffa.  I was told that I could retrieve the car ... Read More


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KOLOT: The War Comes to Tel Aviv

November 20th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Jeremy Jacobson I was unbuttoning my pants when the war came to Tel Aviv. It was just after 6:30 p.m. and I had recently returned from work and was getting ready to take a shower ... Read More


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KOLOT: A Landsman*

November 14th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Ron Kadden As he grasped both handles of the Torah and began to recite the brachot, I felt a lump in my throat. After 83 years, my father was called to the Torah in Israel, ... Read More


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KOLOT: Peddler Lady

November 6th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Charlotte “Blu” Berman If you thought that Beatrice Fox Auerbach, late CEO of G. Fox & Company in Hartford was the consummate merchandiser, you haven’t heard the story of Sarah Markowitz, the late mother of ... Read More


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KOLOT: Splitting the Second

September 19th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Bonnie Thompson Enes The tiny spider resembles a crab crawls about my ceiling forages for food. Recently there was a black thing on the ceiling the size of a pin point peeking out from behind ... Read More


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