I’m excited to report that I got my first piece into The Wisdom Daily, a site I’ve long enjoyed and respected. Just when I thought I had nothing new whatsoever to think, say, or write about Passover, I surprised myself.
My essay, which I called the “The Middle Matzah and Those Who Heal Us’ but they called “The Book That Reveals a Hidden Seder Message About Healers” is about a new way I found to connect to the seder this year. Something I read in a recently published memoir by Abigail Pogebrin encouraged me to think and write about the loss of my nephew, even if just for a paragraph or two.
I hope you’ll click over to the piece. It’s always a little nerve-wracking to have work in a new venue for the first time. Thanks for your support!
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