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    A veteran newspaper reporter, Jesse tells stories of regular people living with passion, struggling against injustice or simply practicing their faith. Through songwriting, magazine journalism and essays, Jesse aims to describe the human condition, especially the search for transcendence.



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NYTimes contribution: Orthodox Jewish couple travel to NC to celebrate release of Israeli spy

“We came to see Pollard get out,” said Laya Saul. “I’ve been praying for him for years. He did something wrong. He deserved to do some time. But people who have done some really dark crimes have gotten less time than he did.”

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