Mark Effron, a veteran television executive, now teaches journalism and television and digital media at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Holding an ‘Illegal’ Shiva for My Mom

When the start of Sukkot delays a funeral for days and means there can be no shiva, it shakes a mourner’s foundations


From the Seder to the Circus and Back Again

After my family’s raucous Passover meal, we’d escape to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden

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