Tag Archives: Christianity

Holy Lands

One Navajo, one Jew: two distinct “holy lands.” Our recent ten day sojourn in Santa Fe, New Mexico reminded me of how culture and personal vision determine which particular portions of Mother Earth we hold sacred.  Writing from the small … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims in Our Family–Another Look at Thanksgiving Day

Three hundred years and counting—that is the time between pilgrim voyages in our family.  Let me explain. As a Jewish parent, I was delighted decades ago to discover Barbara Cohen’s fine book for young readers, Molly’s Pilgrim (1985; 1998; 2005).  … Continue reading

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War-Torn Pages Ripped from History

World War II is making headlines again. A 94-year-old man, living just a few miles from me here in Minnesota, has been revealed as a probable war criminal. Michael Karkoc was an officer in two Nazi-led Ukrainian military units. He … Continue reading

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