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Mama Deb
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Thoughts shallow and deep

There is a young Marine lieutenant in the office. He is tall and redheaded and in a dark blue uniform, and I keep sneaking looks at him. Especially when he left to make a cellphone call...

1. The Federal government has absolutely no place in this, and no one should make political hay out of a family's tragedy.

2. To my husband and others: If I am *ever* (God forbid!) in such a position, do not do anything to hasten my death. Do not starve me to death or deny me essential care. Maybe do not do anything prolong life other than essential care and whatever is needed for comfort, and please consult our rabbi at every turn, but do not hasten it.


The New York Sun is an interesting paper. I've heard the Talmudic story before, although the version I heard (or possibly misheard) was that it was the maidservant who was praying and who had to be stopped.

I do know that by Jewish law, she's alive. I also know that she's not Jewish, so it's not relevent to her - what's relevent to her are her wishes, her religion's norms and, yes, the wishes of her family.

And neither congress nor any but the local courts should have any say in the matter at all.