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Billye Joyce Roberts

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Thoughts When You Can’t Even Deal With Laundry

By On November 27, 2018

Who's got time to worry about destiny? I mean, how am I going to end homelessness if I can't even deal with the laundry?… Read More

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Here There Be Racist Dragons

By On November 12, 2018

I figured out what I most liked about the book Ariel Samson, Freelance Rabbi on its last page, in its very last line.… Read More

Essay

Not Coping Well With a Whole Month of That

By On October 16, 2018

I did not have a good run up to, or a good time during, the High Holidays. The rain and the mosquitoes made hanging out in a sukkah a lot less fun… Read More

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Two Funerals… Forty Years

By On September 18, 2018

I remember standing with my sister on the steps of the funeral home having a violent argument with the rest of Daddy's family on the day of his funeral.… Read More

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A Quilt & A Death Connected Me To The Spirit of Elul

By On September 3, 2018

It is Elul, that month for soul searching and review of one’s spiritual progress. I wasn't feeling it. At. All.… Read More

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It Was Dark, They Had 106 Miles to Travel, And They Were Wearing Sunglasses

By On August 20, 2018

Throughout the Blues Brothers movie, Elwood keep repeating this line: We're on a mission from G-d.… Read More

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I Read Tehillim in My Favorite Bar

By On August 6, 2018

My Rav doesn't understand about my bartender. I haven't ever had the chance to tell him this, but I think G-d draws me to this young man. I think She wants me… Read More

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Completely Weirdly Wildly Magical Mystical

By On July 23, 2018

I never saw any bright, shining lights in the relationships I was surrounded by growing up. But I've read about bashert, the Jewish ideal of finding the person you were meant to… Read More

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Review

Most Wonderful Rabbi in the World Writes Greatest Book in the World

By On July 9, 2018

Steve Jobs did not exit the womb with a computer chip in his mouth. Warren Buffet was not born holding a stock tip, and Thomas Edison didn't change the light bulb above… Read More

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Sometimes I’m Human First

By On July 2, 2018

My favorite costume at the "Families Belong Together" protest was someone dressed as a dinosaur, with a sign that said: Walls didn't work at Jurassic Park either.… Read More

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