Marcy Oster covers the Middle East for the Cleveland Jewish News from Karnei Shomron in the West Bank.

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I grew up at Warrensville Center Synagogue in Cleveland Heights when that was its only name in English and when it was on Warrensville Center Road. While it was an Orthodox synagogue, most of the members were not religiously observant. But Rabbi Jacob Muskin wanted to make sure the children …

Next week, I will have to go to my polling station, stand behind a curtain, chose a paper ballot from among the 30 that will be arranged there, place that small square piece of paper in an envelope and put it in the blue ballot box decorated with the shield of the state of Israel.