A synagogue is mostly a religious institution with a big emphasis on community. Most synagogues have enough educational and cultural activities that you can participate in Jewish communal life without participating in religious services if that’s how you roll. One question—why boycott synagogues—leads to another question and another. Can you separate Zionism and support for … Continue reading Zionism Is Intrinsic to Judaism
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If I Test Negative for COVID-19, Do I Still Need to Wear A Mask and Social Distance?
Yes, Virginia, you still need to wear a mask. The day after I learned that Massachusetts was offering free COVID-19 testing at a location near me, I called and made an appointment. I drove to the site at the Lawrence General Hospital parking lot the next day, and less than five minutes later, after some … Continue reading If I Test Negative for COVID-19, Do I Still Need to Wear A Mask and Social Distance?
Reasons to Appreciate Social Distancing and Wearing a Mask
Since the coronavirus pandemic, I appreciate "Don't Stand So Close to Me" in a whole new way.
In my work as a ghostwriter, I meet a lot of wonderful people with interesting stories and lives. They inspire me, as does everything I read, hear, and see. Here, I share the thoughts and ideas that come to mind when I think about the people I meet, the stories I hear, and the experiences … Continue reading Notes
About That Photoshopped Image of Tech Entrepreneurs Visiting Brunello Cucinelli
Fifteen presumably savvy guys—they are Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, all successful—walk into an Italian village to visit Brunello Cucinelli, who designs expensive sweatpants. The next thing we know, Cucinelli runs a reality-bending photo of the group on his Instagram feed that includes two women not in the original, and GQ publishes the same photo as part … Continue reading About That Photoshopped Image of Tech Entrepreneurs Visiting Brunello Cucinelli