My wife Mary and I live in a condominium of well over 100 residents, many of them Jewish. The photo is of a Menorah which stands near the entrance to the condo during the feast of Chanukah commemorating the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. We take great pleasure in our many friendships with our Jewish neighbors here, some of whom will soon be helping us assemble our condo Christmas tree. We see the community of Jews and Christians here as a sign of what remains possible throughout the USA and in other countries as well, especially those where, historically, anti-Semitism has taken a particularly brutal hold.
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My life has had three phases: one as a Jesuit seminarian, recorded in my 2015 memoir (Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past, Oak Tree Press); another as a college teacher and scholar of 19th century British Literature, best recorded in Coleridge's Progress to Christianity: Experience and Authority in Religious Faith (Associated University Presses, 1995); and finally my current phase as a retiree given to social media posts and photo commentary on my travels with my wife, Mary. View more posts