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June 18, 2007
I teach beads. Conversation came around where I told my student that Iím Jewish, too. I said I was looking for electric yartzeit candles. Dad passed away in January, but Iím thinking ahead. Mom wouldnít burn a real candle all night, and Iíd rather not, so I want to bring her one and have another for myself. My student brought me one as a thank you for teaching her. I feel like she shouldnít have, but it was so nice. She included some other things: little candles, printed prayers. Iím not religious, but I treasure my culture all the same.