Rabbi Plaut retires his CJN pen

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Since his wife Elizabeth died this fall they were married 65 years he is lonely, he said, because even though she was hospitalized for some time, he would visit her every day.

“Having religion though, helps me, as it can help any person of any age. It is especially a support when a person gets old or ill.

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