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Way to go, Jews!
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Way to go, Jews!

  Recently, I attended the Bat Mitzvah of a good friend’s daughter. For those who don’t know, a Bat Mitzvah, is celebrated when a Jewish girl turns 12. The equivalent for boys is called a Bar Mitzvah and happens when they turn 13. It’s a ceremony to which all friends and family are invited, marking … Continue reading »

My Ass-Kicking Great Grandmother
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My Ass-Kicking Great Grandmother

This is my great-grandmother. Her name was Florence Bates.  She was an astonishingly courageous human being. Born in 1888, Florence became one of the first woman lawyers in Texas in 1912. That would be a full eight years before women could even vote. In 1912, she got a divorce.  Back then, that made her a straight-up renegade. She began an acting career at age … Continue reading »