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Saturday, August 8, 2020

AUTHOR NAME

Sara Hershkowitz

22 ARTICLES

Singing Live in Front of an Audience in COVID-19

I want so much to tell you what it felt like to sing for a live audience this week and I don’t quite know...

It’s Time to Remove the Misogyny in Everyday Life

We can and should loudly speak out against racist, awful, entitled clueless tone-dear, dangerous behavior from folks of any gender.

Stumbling Upon French Jewish History

It’s only because I got lost, and it’s only because I’m an inexperienced driver who white-knuckles the wheel when I drive stick-shift anywhere that’s...

I Love You, Dolly

There was this woman in front of me in line at my favorite café in Bedoin. Younger than me, in shorts and sandals and freshly-showered...

Becoming an Honorary Les Baux Resident

One funny thing about how much I adore Les Baux, is that the Provencal are not actually known for being very warm to outsiders. As...

Longing for Lemonade and Friendship

I come from a family that is serious about lemonade. And I don’t mean that metaphorically. I mean, literally, we were serious about the drink. And...

Tales from the Market

Monday is my favorite day of the week in Bedoin because it’s market day. Farmers selling carrots still caked in dirt, a flower stand selling...

When A Jewish Girl Enters a Church

Jesus' looming, bloody statues, paintings and depictions of him on the crucifix, dripping blood from the places where the nails went in always scared me.

Attending the French Farmers Market After Months in Quarantining Alone

See this fig tree here? It's my favorite tree on the block. It's got this really lush honeysuckle vine that has just entwined itself to...

After Eight Weeks in Quarantine, I Finally Gave Someone A Hug

The sun did not shine the last days in Les Baux. It rained heavy and sad and I did not walk in the fields....

Finding a Way to Sing Together in Quarantine

Who saw the moon two nights ago? My friend Ruth and I did. We kept our distance, but puttered up the stone pink dirt path, up...

Because of Social Distancing, A Dog Has Become My Boyfriend

Greetings from Les Baux, France, where in the local news, Jacques showed up at 10:00 p.m. at night in the pouring rain. Again. I half-expected him...

Another Beautiful Day in Les Baux

Well, it’s one of those beautiful days again in Les Baux and in news that will surprise exactly no one, Jacques has moved into...

Enjoying the Little Things During Quarantine

It’s a deliciously warm day, in Les Baux, so warm I can *almost* pretend I’m on vacation and soon will saunter through the sunlit...

In Pandemic Times, Appreciate Artists

Dear people who keep writing long articles telling artists to stop making stuff in Corona times, and/or shaming them for sharing their work online...

Life Social Distancing in Les Baux

Well, it’s a fine day here in Les Baux and yeah, yeah, yeah, ok enough of the Garrison Keiler talk because something huge has...

Social Distancing in France

Greetings from Les Baux. In my head right now, I am speaking that sentence in Garrison Keiler’s deep baritone voice ( “Greetings from Lake Woebegone…”). That...

YOM HASHOAH: They Were Our Neighbors

The survivors were our neighbors. They were ancient and wrinkled and they spoke Yiddish and had numbers on their forearms and were all women. I never...

Yvette at the Beach

Yvette isn’t young no more Though she’s still eighteen She’s taking night school Works three jobs The real American dream. She lights candles from The corner store Before she goes to...

Staring Rage in the Face When Tensions Rise

I am not proud of this, but last week I lost my temper at a stranger. I very rarely lose my temper at anyone. I...

Who By Fire: A Yom Kippur Story

I remember when I was as a child on Yom Kippur, holding my mother’s hand and squinting at her prayer book: Who shall perish by...

In My Bones I Sensed a Site of Nazi Torture

Last night on my run I ran into a concentration camp. I was sweating in my pink sports bra and listening to the Clash on...

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