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The Passover Seder ritual is known for its myriad questions. It is an interactive experience modeled, according to some, after the Greek Symposium, highly Socratic. It is perhaps the ultimate … more
An artful break: April 9 to 15, poetry from our readers more
Mathematics may be our window to the universe: Undoubtedly, it is the foundation of computer science and thus enables much of our modern technological society. Nonetheless, it has real limits on its … more
As we consider the disruption and dislocation to our lives, livelihoods, emotional stability and, last but not least, our individual well-being, it might help as a diversion from the angst to look … more
The new discovery law in criminal cases mandating that the prosecution must reveal all of its evidence within 15 days of arraignment is yet another example of Albany being out of touch with reality, … more
A central prayer of the Jewish High Holy Day period invokes a plea to God that we not be cast off in old age or abandoned when our strength has abated. And the Bible in Leviticus 19 mandates that … more
This Monday, January 27, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. The recent gathering in Jerusalem of some 50 heads of state to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi Death … more
The issue of bail is nothing new and has been a legal issue since the beginning of our great country. After 40 years of experience in Sullivan County Court, I witnessed what the new law means to … more
As we prepare to celebrate another holiday, minds wander toward the ghosts of Christmas past. I can’t help but remember a time before Sullivan County became home. My sister Valerie is home … more
Now that the holidays are over and another year draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about changes we want to make in the next year. Whether we view the beginning of a new year as a … more
I know you have been contemplating issuing an executive order on gun control in the state, so I am writing this to urge you to actually take immediate action on this urgent matter. I am sure you are … more
“Pile up the wood stack high. Winter is ahead,” he says. Smoke climbs out of the chimney into the sky. As November rolls into New York, with wind and rain sounding outside, an inescapable … more
People watching in the country is frightfully more diverting than its city counterpart. For in the Catskills, whilst we are exposed to new faces all the time, the old faces—the … more
“If you don’t know what is happening on October 8th, I urge you to find out... It will be one of the biggest days in LGBTQ legal history and we have a lot to do to prepare. Our fight is … more
The psychedelic painted VW “Light” Bus is tripping back to Bethel for the Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration. As a symbol of the Woodstock generation, the bus is best described in … more
Despite the Woodstock festival occurring years before concert merchandising became a big business, there is still a surprising amount of memorabilia from Woodstock that has survived. Posters with the … more
Just months ago, this summer’s 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music and art festival held much promise for music fans wanting to celebrate the historical three days of peace and music. … more
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