Tag Archives: How I Married Karen

Flashback: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios, via newspapers, fan magazines, and trade publications, published photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood—though founded by poor immigrant Jews—informed the public that the motion picture industry was in harmony with Christian America. Seraphic Secret—Karen and I—are Orthodox Jews. We observe the Sabbath and eat only […]

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How I Married Karen 39 Years Ago Today

Today is our 39th wedding anniversary. But as readers of Seraphic Secret know, I have been helplessly, hopelessly in love with Karen since fourth grade when I first saw her on the playground of our elementary school, Yeshiva of Flatbush. Without Karen, I never would have accomplished much in life. It was her faith that […]

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The Old-New Chanukah War 2014

On December 5, 2012, The New York Times filed this story: Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a large synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is known for its charismatic rabbis, its energetic and highly musical worship, and its liberal stances on social causes. But on Friday, when […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

I do not smoke. I do not drink. I’m not overweight. Exercise? I take a three mile walk every day of the week, except Shabbat. So, what New Year’s resolutions remain? 1. Okay, confession. I gained 3 lbs. over the past four days because Karen was out of town and I was alone and I […]

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How I Married Karen, The EBook

At last, How I Married Karen, the story of my perfect imperfection, has been published as an ebook. I fell hopelessly and helplessly in love with Karen when we were fourth-grade classmates in the Yeshivah of Flatbush. In this true life story, an unorthodox Orthodox memoir, I detail an all-consuming love that struck at age nine […]

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The Old-New Chanukah Wars

On December 5, 2012, The New York Times filed this story: Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a large synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is known for its charismatic rabbis, its energetic and highly musical worship, and its liberal stances on social causes. But on Friday, when […]

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I Only Want To Be With You

Consider this a footnote to my series: How I Married Karen. First the song, then the story: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNdYJTY09T4&feature=related[/youtube]   A few days ago I was watching a movie when suddenly, in the middle of a scene, Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Want To Be With You” kicked in over the soundtrack. So riveted was I by […]

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