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Reflecting again on 9/11, as a New Year dawns


Although not directly threatened by the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, my experience that day as a New Yorker, and even as a Jew with close Israeli relatives, will always stay with me.  The fact that this year’s commemoration of Sept. 11 comes but two days before Rosh Hashana also seems significant, but perhaps only because of the reflective activity that this season of the High Holy Days traditionally demands of us. A number of years ago, I made a rough calculation of the number of Jews …

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