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How Yale Hollander found the lighter side of a pandemic with virtual comedy

BY DAN BUFFA, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT April 28, 2021

Comedy will always be required, especially in the worst of times. As a deadly pandemic raged across the world a year ago -- taking hundreds of thousands of lives -- Yale Hollander looked for new ways to make people laugh. Take what's given and make something...

Yale Hollander is a dad, husband, legal professional and writer whose works have appeared in a number of local and national publications. He is currently a trustee of the St. Louis Jewish Light, however the opinions and viewpoints he presents in this blog are strictly his. Follow him on Twitter @yalehollander.

A life story in six words

By Yale Hollander January 19, 2015

When it comes to participating in Jewish leadership development programs, I’m the boy who just can’t say “no.” And so it was that I found myself one recent evening, seated in one of my temple’s religious school classrooms (fortunately, one with...

Yale Hollander is a dad, husband, legal professional and writer whose works have appeared in a number of local and national publications. He is currently a trustee of the St. Louis Jewish Light, however the opinions and viewpoints he presents in this blog are strictly his. Follow him on Twitter @yalehollander.

Spaced out

By Yale Hollander January 5, 2015

My wife and I have lived in our house for nearly 17 and a half years and, if memory serves, we’ve been promising to clean out its basement for nearly 16 and a half years.When we bought the place, we saw the unfinished lower level of our home as a blank...

Yale Hollander is a dad, husband, legal professional and writer whose works have appeared in a number of local and national publications. He is currently a trustee of the St. Louis Jewish Light, however the opinions and viewpoints he presents in this blog are strictly his. Follow him on Twitter @yalehollander.

Resolve to be less specific in New Year’s goals

By Yale Hollander December 29, 2014

I’m going to be blunt – New Year’s resolutions are for chumps.All right, let me immediately walk back from that conclusion and restate: New Year’s resolutions that set specific, ambitious goals are invitations to dwell on frustration, at least...

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