The prognosis is grim for Saeb Erekat, grimmer even than the dire outlook for the peace process that has been his life’s work. Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator for as long as anyone can remember, has Covid-19 and is in critical condition at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
A working-mom decides it’s O.K. not to make challah. And then learns how.
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It was another surreal morning. Breakfast was tie-dye waffles with a side of radio news about the president’s coronavirus. Afterward, the kids went (upstairs) to school and the husband and I headed out back to position the tables in our soggy sukkah for max social distance. “I will just say,” he noted as we returned inside to more medical and political analysis on NPR, “rain on the first night of Sukkot feels very 2020.”
I feel intimidated. Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, first in her law-school class, professor of the year three times, and she drives carpool, too?
We asked readers what they were repenting for this year. Here’s what 127 of them said.
Jewish tradition calls one who dies at this auspicious time a tzadik , or righteous person. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was certainly one of them.
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