Entries by Evan Krame

I’m sorry I yelled, mom!

I lost patience recently and directed some unkind words toward my mother. She asked are you mad at me because I haven’t been feeling well? That soul-searing question reminded me […]

Watch your back!

Burt Lazarow z”l had been held hostage in the B’nai Brith building for nearly three days.  Burt was a smart and kind man, a lover of Yiddish and Yiddishkeit. I […]

Terrorist or Tourist?

Our brains are marvelous and mixed-up memory banks. However, memory is often inaccurate. We recall events through a lens of life experience. Like an artist choosing their medium and palette, […]

Tahini Cookies and Bars

https://soomfoods.com/blogs/recipes/maple-tahini-granola ingredients for cookies: 1 cup raisins 1/4 cup premium tahini 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon fine sea […]

Uncomfortable Dinner Guest

I was an uncomfortable dinner guest in the home of the in-laws of my in-laws. We all knew the patriarch to be crass, gluttonous, and prejudiced. After our meal, he […]

This One Precious Life

The last twenty-two months have been tough. We are drained, stressed, and scared. Rather than be frozen in fear, ask a forward-looking question. What can we do to improve these […]

Freedom is Fragile

George Takei played Captain Sulu on Star Trek — the helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Less known is that in 1942 George Takei and his family were forced into an […]

Winter Beet Borscht

Winter Beet Borscht Recipe: Liz Rueven @kosherlikeme 8 generous servings Dairy but may be pareve by using dairy-free sour cream or coconut cream. Supplies: Cutting board and sharp knife, vegetable […]

Jews Invented Psychology

Jews are the pioneers of modern psychology: Freud, Klein, Maslow, Frankl, and Kahneman. Apparently, we create what we need.  Jewish suffering gave rise to psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Yet, examples of […]