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On the last day of April, I had a mind-blowing experience. I was invited to join Howard R. Feldman’s elective paleobiology class from Touro College for a geology tour of midtown Manhattan. … more
Not a single person yawned Sunday morning ... more
By Sura Jeselsohn Special to The Riverdale Press Magic does not happen very often, but sometimes the familiar is radically and splendidly transformed. Once again, the New York Botanical … more
On a recent Friday evening at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn and Manhattan College religion professor Mehnaz Afridi sat before worshipers at that … more
Age is nothing but a number. At least that’s what a collaborative study ... more
Surgeon. Farmer. Attorney. Scientist. Some of these professions might not be immediately thought about when it comes to someone from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer community. … more
For most of the year, forsythias are just a scruffy, lanky bush. But its charms in the spring amply justify its place in so many gardens. As part of the great spring sweep of yellow, I await its … more
The first time Adele Weitz laid her eyes on the Hebrew Home, it was more than 60 years ago. At the time ... more
Wrenched from the receding annals of diplomacy, “Oslo” by J.T. Rogers examines the furtive, incremental steps that led to the signing of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the PLO in 1993. more
While further researching the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibit “What in the World is a Herbarium?” I was privileged to speak with Matthew C. Pace, the assistant curator of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium. more
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