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Counting the Omer with Locally Grown-A Cross Post

Posted by: erika on: April 15, 2013

From Compassion to Endurance This week of the Omer we transition from week three to week four, from compassion to endurance. It’s a fitting transitional phase because it has been my experience that one cannot exist without the other. In order to be truly compassionate people we must have the endurance to do so. I’ve […]

Some Relief to Seniors in Far Rockaway

Posted by: erika on: November 7, 2012

I got the following e-mail today : Hi Erika: A friend of mine forwarded your article to me this morning because I had been out volunteering guerrilla style out in Rockaway this past weekend.  I was at 155 Beach 19th St. a building filled with seniors who are immobile, without running water, heat, power, etc. […]

Day Three in Far Rockaway

Posted by: erika on: November 6, 2012

A cross-post from The Sisterhood. In the Far Rockaways, there is no Red Cross relief, no FEMA, no National Guard shuttling in supplies for the elderly Polish and Russian Jews living in high rises without power or heat. There is no relief for the poor black and Latino families living in low-income housing. The lights […]


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