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‘Blade II’ and Fried Rice

When the writer and performer Janice Erlbaum volunteered to work Christmas Eve at a shelter for homeless teens, the girls confronted her with a hard question: “Why are you here?”

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Writer and performer Janice Erlbaum had agreed to work the Christmas Eve shift at the homeless shelter for teens where she was a volunteer. She’d figured she’d celebrate with the girls the way she would at home: with a few video rentals and some takeout Chinese. This plan was met with pleasure on the part of some, but suspicion on the part of others, who wanted answers to a few tough questions before placing their order. Here’s her story, from our archive. (You can listen to another one of our favorite Janice stories here.) [Running time: 6:53.] 

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I think this is a wonderful story and that what Janice is doing is very comendable, many of us should do the same,just as long as we know and maintain who we are as jews. I am sorry for what happened to Janice, I know that many other people have gone thru tragic and painful moments. My heart goes out to all those who suffer and are in need. I have volunteered and done things for others because of Love for humanity. There is a lot of lonely, sad and needy people.

I only heard pt 1 and can’t find part 2 anywhere. What’s the secret that I’m missing?

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‘Blade II’ and Fried Rice

When the writer and performer Janice Erlbaum volunteered to work Christmas Eve at a shelter for homeless teens, the girls confronted her with a hard question: “Why are you here?”

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