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65 years ago, Libby Abramson knit a yellow sweater and hat for her and Dr. Harry Abramson’s first child to wear on the way home from the hospital after she was born. Two years later, their second born daughter wore the same sweater and four years … more
So many members of our community manage significant caregiver responsibilities. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a caregiver, if you have a child with medical problems or behavioral, learning, or mental health issues, or if you have a … more
As a child, I remember falling asleep one night each week to the rhythmic sounds of clinking tiles and ladies laughing and the smell of yummy baked goods. They were older to me – my mom’s age – which is younger than I am now! My mom has had … more
The Jewish Voice put out a call to the community asking for stories describing family heroes. Adam Tilove, head of school at the Jewish Community Day School, asked his students to respond. Excerpts of their family hero stories follow: more
I am not a medical professional, nor do I have expert knowledge of the causes of, or treatments for, any disease which insidiously robs its victim of memory, cognition and the ability to perform everyday activities. I am aware that there are many … more
When Warren and I first visited Israel in 1969, a highlight of our tour was a visit to the beautiful new Keneset building, then just three years old. Our guide, like all good guides, shepherded us through the history and special features of the … more
Naomi Geller Lipsky, a Judaic artist and freelance writer for The Voice, was recently elected President of the Society of Gilders (societyofgilders.org).  The Society of Gilders is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the practice … more
CHICAGO (JTA) – In response to the recent pledge by Jewish Federations of North America Chairman Michael Siegal to raise $1 billion to support tuition-free Jewish preschool, some have dismissed the idea as just another pie-in-the-sky fix to the … more
Hanukkah has always been my favorite Jewish holiday and no, not because of the presents, but because my family makes it a point to set aside time to be together each night. Singing the Hanukkah blessings, lighting the menorah, and singing songs has … more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Miriam Hospital has partnered with New England Organ Bank (NEOB) to honor and remember those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. On January 1, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float titled “Light Up the … more
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