Monthly Archives: April 2013

My First Shma

After reading the story about Jewish orphans, and after it brings you to tears read this story.  I’ve never prayed before this moment. I have at times I said “god help me” as I felt turbulence on a plane, or the time … Continue reading

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Israeli Towns of Costa Rica

Edited by Clayton Beach It was Havana, Havana I told all. I planned to get on a plane in Mexico City for Havana. Yet here I was in Costa Rica, amid 150 or so Jews during Passover dinner in the tiny town of Santa Teresa, … Continue reading

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Crossing Colombia’s Darien Gap

Heading for San Blas By this point, I’m so used to disasters getting from place to place that I meet them with a sort of expectations. Kind of like, of course the captain would back out or of course the … Continue reading

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