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Merissa Nathan Gerson

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Recipe with a history: Joan Nathan’s Potato Latkes

Mrs. Wallace hosted a Christmas party every year when I was a child. She was my sister’s best friend’s mom, and lived near the...

Anti-racism begins at home, right here in Dukes County

Last Wednesday I saw news of a “fun” house party in Newport Beach, Calif., where white teenagers in a big group saluted Hitler and...

Making a small place enormous: A love letter to 2018 on Martha’s Vineyard

It is easy to forget the world beyond Duke’s County living on this Island. It is one of the reasons many of us remain...

Remembering fried doughnuts and that single spark of hope

Growing up in Washington, D.C., we celebrated Hanukkah with our Christian neighbors, and later Christmas with them as well. Our living room, similar to...

On Saturday

On Saturday, in an act of terror, an act of hate, an act of vitriol fueled by false information and ignorance, a man categorized...

All I want for Christmas is (Jew)

I just watched “The Late Late Show” host James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” Christmas special. Special guest Mariah Carey sang the pop song, “All I...

Why I am Jewish

I walked into Scottish Bakehouse this morning buoyant. It’s fall, I’m over summer, I’m wearing a blazer with butterflies all over it. People like...