I paid a shiva call Friday morning. It was the most natural thing I could think of to do, the right thing, the only thing.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said the interactions were “concerning” and that anyone who was at the event should watch for symptoms.
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You’d be surprised by how many things you thought were ‘must’s at Jewish funerals and shivas — really aren’t.
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