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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
6RAT_Rabbi_Hurvitz.jpg In The Lineage of a Torah Scholar by LouiseSilk
This week I received an email from a family genealogist who had found some taped interviews I made with my father and his two brothers back in 1998 .  In it my Uncle Sam referred to his great-uncle...
6F4J_Matthew_and_Mary.jpg Good Bye Matthew by LouiseSilk
I can guarantee that the structure of the show is the same. It’s these 20 to 25 really beloved characters with their intertwined stories and a mixture of drama, comedy and warm romance. And I can t...
17S2_westernwallwomen.jpg Strike, Dance, Rise, Demand by LouiseSilk
If I had been in Israel on Monday, I would have definitely been among the several hundred women participating in the Rosh Hodesh prayer service at the Western Wall . After the service, police detai...
Bag for my son using his pants NO MORE SINGLE USE PLASTIC!!!! by LouiseSilk
We have a plague on our hands- one-time-use plastic bags .  They are not only a huge threat to the environment by the sheer volume that end in landfill, but also because of the resources needed and...
DTZU_inocente.jpg Documentary by LouiseSilk
Yesterday, Steve and I trekked up to the Melwood Screening Room to see the 2013 Academy nominations for short subject documentaries. Five must-see films including topics of aging, effects of chemot...
GAUN_Meadville_sign.jpg A Field Trip by LouiseSilk
Some years ago I struck a friendship with Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak , professor of psychology at Allegheny College . Being a fiber lover, she began to develop ways to use me as a resource for many of ...
1KCW_Peace.jpg Peace Now: A View From Amos Oz by LouiseSilk
"The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a clash of right and right. Tragedies are resolved in one of two ways: The Shakespearean way or the Anton Chekhov way. In a tragedy by Shakespeare, the stage at...
FCZP_Hillary.jpg Hillary and Sonia by LouiseSilk
Seeing the title of the new television movie, Betty & Coretta, that tells the story of the wives of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, makes me think of the two women that are getting and deserve lo...
L15V_seeds_of_victory.jpg Sustainable Gardening by LouiseSilk
Mark Bitman’s opinion in today’s New York Times tells the sad story of families being prosecuted for turning their front lawns into gardens. We have had a similar problem hanging clothes to dry on ...
JAJ2_celery.jpg Celery Takes Center Stage by LouiseSilk
I am a huge celery fan. I love it in raw salads, potato, tuna or egg salad, stir frys, and as a garnish in my favorite mixed drink. Here is a recent article from the New York Times that brings cele...