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Phish as Talmud
By Saul Korin

I’ve been thinking about the band Phish. I quoted a Phish song in the MJCC’s fundraising appeal around Hanukkah, and attended two concerts in Eugene back in October. Many questions have been asked about why Phish is so popular with Jews of all ages...

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Past Blogs

Steve Albert

Climate change and sustainability issues are getting more attention now than ever. This is for good reason, as scientists believe that the recent increase in forest fires, draught, and extreme weather, as well as the current pandemic, are related to climate change.

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Spring Revelation
Saul Korin

Spring is a time of revelation in the Jewish community. Coming out of Passover, the next festival on the Jewish calendar is Shavuot. Shavuot is 49 days from the second night of Passover and celebrates the revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai.

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The Importance of Remaining Flexible
Steve Albert

What a roller coaster ride the past year has been! If the COVID pandemic has taught me anything, it’s that it’s necessary to stay flexible in one’s planning. The closure of the MJCC is a great example. When we re-opened in mid-June, we made health and safety a high priority.

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The Roses of January
Jennie Condon

Here we are at the end of January, with snow falling outside, and my roses are blooming. The buds, I
thought, wouldn’t survive last week’s hard frosts, but it seems I underestimated them.

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Unmet Goals and New Beginnings
Jennifer Harrington

I didn’t hit my fitness goal this year and surprisingly, I am ok with it. Let me back up. Each year I have a fitness goal and generally, I reach it. Chalk it up to my Type A personality or being raised in an environment where if you said you were going to do something, you did it.

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Hanukkah Miracles
Saul Korin

“Now, whether or not what we experienced was an "according to Hoyle" miracle is insignificant. What is significant is that I felt the touch of God. God got involved.” Jules Winfield, (Samuel L. Jackson) Pulp Fiction.

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Giving Thanks
Jennie Condon

Here we are in November again, and I could swear it’s either been ten minutes or ten years (depending on the day) since last November. We’ve seen so many changes in the past year that I don’t think any of us can keep track anymore,

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A Viral Journey through Covid U.
Joe Seitz

Day 1: A warning flare from New Mexico, my daughter’s beloved WNMU (Western New Mexico University).  
Delaney (my daughter): Some girls on the team are not feeling good…

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It’s a good thing I’m a master multi-tasker!
Becky Ewer

It’s 10:00 am. I’ve got a morning work meeting. My six year-old son is asking for his third snack of the day already and I have to get him set up for his next online class. My two-year old daughter desperately wants to watch a song on my phone.

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