Learning Hungarian

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Roza, my four-year-old daughter, is patient with me as I struggle to understand her. She doesn’t know it, but I’m in awe of the...

The Ghosts We Carry with Us

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When I told my father that I was visiting Montgomery, his only reaction was fear — a bone-deep memory of water hoses and fire bombings, billy clubs and rough nooses.

Shoveling Dirt On ritual and grief at a Jewish funeral

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Paul is in a coma, said the person calling. The doctors think this is the end. His wife Jenni wants you to come. She...

Of the Bridal Event at Filene’s Basement, Downtown Crossing, Ten Years...

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I used to feel that I would just fly directly off the Down escalator one day, following a curving trajectory directly into Filene’s Bargain...

Born Here, Freed Here

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  "I was born a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia . . .  My life had its beginning in the midst of...

Making Peace with Pepperoni: A Muslim-American Perspective

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As Muslim-Americans, we need to play a more active role in defining our faith, or will continue to have others define it for us The...

Fox Humana

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If asked, the fox might say that one of the problems in her world, and ours, is that humans have overtaken her species as...

Can a Heretic Be a Hero? The Muslim Breakthrough of...

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Last week, capping off a successful awards season, Mahershala Ali won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight--the first...

Love in a Cup

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“I’ll have a chai,” I say. “You mean a chai tea latte?” my barista asks. There is a long, uncomfortable pause that she doesn’t seem to...

Monster Love

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  You sign a liability waver and pay your money--for the chance to walk down a hallway two feet wide and forty feet long, in...