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What to say in the wake of murder

I n the wake of the murders of Jewish and Arab teens in Israel, all I have to say is this:   To all those who cry for revenge. To all those who practice and endorse terrorism (the targeting of innocents). To all those who make excuses for attacking innocents. To all those who reject the conc  Read More »

Plain Meanings - Complex Texts

PLAIN MEANINGS - COMPLEX TEXTS

National tragedy and personal loss

Today, three Israeli teenagers, Gilad Shaar (16), Naftali Frenkel (16), and Eyal Yifrach (19), are the children, the sons and brothers, of everyone in Israel.  Today, Gilad, Naftali, and Eyal are the sons and brothers of the Jewish people the world over.  Read More »

Linda Haase

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Heroes

The group of parents at the next table was abuzz, dissecting the latest scandal involving a professional athlete. One of them shook her head sadly. Really, she asked, who is left for our kids to look up to?  Read More »

Seeing Abilities in Those with Disabilities

SEEING ABILITIES IN THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

Inspiration for a career

I've spent a lot of time this week reminiscing about the past, my education, and how far I've come.  Read More »

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