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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
6Z4T_medicarecard.jpg Medicare by LouiseSilk
Coming up on my 65 th birthday, I have been exploring Medicare. It’s not simple.  After enrolling in basic Medicare, you have to choose a supplement and a drug program. The best time to do this is ...
5DEL_Amein.jpg So Be It by LouiseSilk
Cursed is he who dishonors his father or mother. And all the people shall say Amein. Deuteronomy/Devarim 27:16 The Hebrew word amen , in Ashkenazi Hebrew pronounced uh-main , comes from the root em...
4KGB_shekianu.JPG Meet Me On Monday by LouiseSilk
I describe myself as, slightly ahead and a little to the left and recently I met up with a dear old childhood friend who confirmed that: "Your designs are exactly what's going on. You are way ahead...
8NRN_Counting_the_Omer.jpg The Count Begins by LouiseSilk
 In the days of the Temple, Passover marked the ripening of barley by offering a special measure called an omer. The forty-nine day omer count begins on the second day of Passover in preparation to...
8LK1_erase_cancer.JPG The Emperor of all Maladies by LouiseSilk
It remains an astonishing, disturbing fact that in America - a nation where nearly every new drug is subjected to rigorous scrutiny as a potential carcinogen, and even the bare hint of a substance'...
GRVU_clinton_intern.jpg God Bless Monica Lewinsky by LouiseSilk
She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an al...
IBSI_loft_plant.jpg Spring Planting by LouiseSilk
Everywhere I go these days, I hear talk of gardening. I, myself, was a bit of a gardener in my youth, but that is way in the past. Still I am fortunate to get all the benefits by living with a mast...
72TA_seder_plate_2012.jpg Abundance by LouiseSilk
We have a long history of Silk/Root seders . We write our own haggadah with a yearly theme and we pick the night that works for most, even though one year it didn’t even happen on one of the eight ...
FQ2X_tattered_israeli_flag.jpg Oy Gevalt- Again by LouiseSilk
I grew up in the Federation philosophy understanding that our job as American Jewry is to support the programs and people of Israel and leave the politics to those who live on the land. Otherwise, ...
EWFF_Women_s_Herstory.jpg Celebrate Women’s Herstory by LouiseSilk
It's time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we've all fought for to fight for us now. Patricia Arquette, Oscars ...