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Students Gear Up for March as Another School Becomes a Statistic

Just days before massive gatherings affiliated with the student-led March for Our Lives are predicted to further focus the nation’s attention on stemming the tide of gun violence, Great Mills High School, about 70 miles south of Washington, D.C., became the site of the 17th school shooting nationwide since Jan. 1.

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MLB legends Bud Selig, Hank Aaron discuss decades of friendship at museum fundraiser

A 60-year friendship between two of the most influential men in baseball history gave a boost to a recent Phoenix Art Museum event.

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A dinner for even the most finicky eater

We hosted a dinner guest last week who was on a complicated and restricted diet. He was undergoing a 30-day allergy testing period due to a variety of health issues and was unable to eat dairy, grain, acidic foods, eggs, sugar, most animal fats, fruit, alcohol, chilis or anything highly spiced.

Religious Life

Perceiving our destiny

In the Friday night Kiddush we recite at the Shabbat table every week, there is a phrase that is puzzling at best, nonsensical at worst: “Blessed are You … Who has sanctified us ... gave us His holy Sabbath … a remembrance of creation.” So far, so good. Observance of the Sabbath is a reenactment of creation, where the Creator worked on the world for six days and rested on the seventh. We, too, work for six days and rest on the seventh — a remembrance of creation. But then we continue, “For that day is … a memorial of the Exodus from Egypt.”

Special Section: Passover Planner

Setting a stylish yet traditional Passover table

Even though “stylish” and “traditional” may seem like opposites and mean something different to each of us, the two qualities can actually be combined beautifully and comfortably, especially at Passover.

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Coca-Cola prompted the advent of Passover-friendly food companies

In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflicted with kosher laws. He then set a precedent by getting The Coca-Cola Company to make a kosher-for-Passover version of its soft drink, convincing the company to substitute the grain alcohol used in the processing of its drink to alcohol derived from molasses.


The children’s march

Two opposite approaches are emerging in response to the school walkouts and demonstrations that followed last month’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which a man admitted murdering 17 people at his former high school. One is the “and the children shall lead them” response, which argues that adults somehow need the innocent honesty of children — particularly the survivors of the killing — to tell the nation how to solve the problem of gun violence.

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