Browsing All posts tagged under »religion«

Being Hanukkah in a Christmas World

December 2, 2015

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  Christmas used to wait patiently until the day after Thanksgiving to make its appearance. But, like all other major sports, it has dramatically lengthened its season. It now bursts onto the scene the day after Halloween, accompanied by its own music and glitter.  In the near future, Life in the Boomer Lane fully expects […]

Who Was Jesus?

December 19, 2012

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Provocative title, no?  This post-menopausal Jewish woman has been around a long time, but unfortunately, not quite long enough to give you a first-hand account of the true story about Judaism’s most famous son.  (Jewish moms today dream of their sons becoming doctors, but Mary put to shame the ubiquitous “My son is a doctor” […]

The Day I Shook Hands With the Dalai Lama

September 29, 2011

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Monday, June 14 1999. Jerusalem.  The Dome of the Rock, sacred to three of the world’s major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. First consecrated by the Israelites, the site was where Solomon erected his temple. It was revered by Christians as both an Old Testament site and because of its place in the life and […]

My Father’s Tallis

June 14, 2011

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s dad was born in Poland, seven years before the start of World War I.  In addition to the massive upheaval going on throughout Eastern Europe at the time, it was additionally dangerous to be a Jew.  And to be a poverty-stricken Jew at such time indicated the potential for a very […]

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