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The High Holy Days of my childhood . . . embodied the very essence of new beginnings; for autumn, not spring, was when everything was new: my clothes, my classroom, books, pencil box, teachers--and Jewish chronology, which decreed a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to improve on the past.

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Source Notes: "The High Holy Days," chapter 5 in Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America (1991).

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