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December 10, 2019

Caroling for a Cause

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Beech Grove Academy was inspired by the work of Care4Calais to raise money for blankets and winter clothing for migrants. Because Canterbury does not allow street performers to advertise their cause (people have been known to claim that they are...

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August 14, 2019

A (Dangerous?) Leap of Faith

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It was just a little late-summer silliness. A handful of guys hanging out at the swimming area at Maple Ridge Bruderhof the other evening decided to try out a new sport: put a life-jacket on a bike to keep it from sinking, get on, kick off, and...

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October 30, 2018

Educating against Hatred, for Respect

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So what is there to do in the face of a tragedy like the one in Pittsburgh? Horror, outrage, grief, public expressions of sympathy and solidarity, and prayers: all these have their place. But can they stop another Shabbat massacre? President Trump’s...

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September 4, 2018

Because of Dave

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Because of Dave, I once spent the better part of a Sunday afternoon shackled to a bench in a dingy Harlem precinct house. Because of Dave, I learned to wean myself off books and newspapers long enough to learn how to play Casino, and even to beat...

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