Larry Kessler
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Many gifts were exchanged during this past Hanukkah and holiday season, but not all gifts are created equal. For instance, gifts of food, such as gelt and baked goods, don’t usually last … more
For the second year in a row, it’s going to be a bit of a challenge for those of us whose year-end letter-writing ritual consists of composing a thoughtful message – instead of relying on … more
It’s no secret that our country is as divided, broken and far from even a semblance of unity as we’ve been in more than a half-century, since the height of the Vietnam War. We’ve … more
What began as a recent routine afternoon walk in my cul-de-sac was transformed into a trip down memory lane when I saw two families picking up their youngsters from the school bus. When I passed … more
September is here, and if these last few weeks of summer are any indication, the outlook for getting the pandemic under control, and regaining our old lives, remains highly uncertain. The weeks … more
Those who doubt how much Holocaust awareness will be raised by the mandate to teach about the Holocaust and genocide in Rhode Island’s middle and secondary schools should familiarize themselves … more
The landscape for this July is much improved from a year ago – and that’s an understatement. The outlook is light years away from those dark days of last summer, when we were told to … more
Back in the late 1950s and early ’60s, when I attended Hebrew School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, I don’t recall my teachers talking about the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, repairing … more
When I last wrote about my pets two years ago, the world of pets – like the world of humans – was much different than it is today. Since the start of the pandemic, my pets, like … more
Twelve months ago, when the coronavirus pandemic had just changed our world and led to a lockdown, I wrote what proved to be my first of many columns about COVID-19: “No matter how long the … more
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