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Picking mushrooms in America

Writing in Tablet magazine, Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer reflects on mushroom-picking as a Jewish immigrant tradition. He cites his own experiences of foraging for mushrooms with his daughters on Cape Cod. An author, editor, and translator, Shrayer’s … Continue reading

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Finding Christmas through a misfit sock

The Misfit Sock, a family tradition-turned-storybook by BC alumna Karen Kiefer, tells the tale of a sock which has lost its match during the laundry cycle. The sock is instantly labeled a “misfit” and thrown into a misfit laundry pile. The … Continue reading

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A misfit sock for Christmas

A pile of mismatched socks on a laundry room floor was the only inspiration Karen Kiefer of the Church in the 21st Century Center needed to discover a special way her family could spread some Christmas cheer to others. The … Continue reading

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