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Esther Kook

Articles by Esther Kook

A Visit to Spain in 2017

I’m not sure if the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain, as the song goes from the musical “My Fair Lady.” Maybe that’s

Don’t Forget to Read

The annual school cycle has ended. Teachers have finished scurrying like squirrels to bring about a smooth closure to the school year. We’ve assessed for

Can’t It Wait?

Summer days are winding down. Leaves on the trees are laced with shades of burnt orange, yellow and red. There’s something so special about this

Humpty Dumpty

Is there anything more ordinary than a woman going to a hair salon? Usually you feel better when leaving, having been pampered, pruned and plied

A Memorable Italian Holiday

For a long time I’ve been fascinated by all things Italian. I finally had the chance to experience the real deal having just returned from

We Gather Together

“You cut the turkey without me!” Uncle Gabriel arrives late for the Thanksgiving meal and is in utter disbelief. His voice rises, “You cut the

Where Have All the Manners Gone

There’s a lot to be said for those famous southern manners and warm hospitality, which I experienced recently during a vacation and family bar mitzvah

The Power of Shabbat

The summer of 2001 had been hot and stifling, but on that early Tuesday morning in September a refreshing breeze cooled the air. It was

Lessons from the Gym

There are times when it’s a good thing to sweat the small stuff. Not that getting a ticket for mak­ing a wrong turn is such