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Parashat M'tzora (April 5, 2014)
by Rabbi Amy B. Ehrlich

WITH 7 INCHES OF SNOW having fallen overnight and dawn a few hours away, parents and children (alike) wait for the Mayor’s announcement. Would the coming day be a “snow day”? Before the official pronouncement, there is always endless speculation. Yes, there is snow… but is there “enough” snow to make it worthwhile? Ask any child and his or her opinion always favors a day of sledding fun. Parents who have to juggle work and childcare aren’t as easily convinced. But no matter what either party thinks, the day isn’t “called” until the Mayor declares it so!

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