The Memorabilia Of Mourning

The chair where she isn’t sitting. The second cup of tea untouched. The postcard she wrote, back when you could still smell her, that simply reads: “Come find me.”  The Memorabilia of Mourning.

Robert Kitchens (Orpheus) and Amanda Dieli (Eurydice) in “The Orpheus Variations.”  Mitch Dean

Explosive Memory


Regarding Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “In The Big Inning” (Sept. 27): I remember that day very well. It is etched into my memory now and forever. I was 19 years old and in the Army, stationed with the 3rd Armored Division in Frankfurt (Main) West Germany.

Everyone in my barracks was listening to the radio. I was a Yankee fan, having grown up in the west Bronx, about two miles from Yankee Stadium. When that home run was hit, it was like someone blew up a hand grenade right next to me.

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Memory And The Mediterranean Diet

New study suggests additional benefits of Israeli-style eating, even as Israelis are consuming more meat and fast food.

Jewish Week Book Critic

When Golda Meir first visited Kibbutz Merhavia in 1921, she found the members eating “terrible food” like uncooked vegetables and olives.

The famed Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.

Sending Social Networking Sympathies

The story was recently told to me about a Facebook user who updated her status message to announce the death of her grandmother and the grief she was feeling because of the loss. Her friend's mother, a Facebook newbie, read the status update and clicked Facebook's "Like" option. Was this a Facebook faux pas or a way to express condolences in the era of social networking?

A Photo of a Tombstone on Facebook
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