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May 15, 2021

When Rebecca Bell was a child her father told her a special date on the Jewish calendar on which a prayer would be that much more potent. Rebecca set an alarm to wake up in the middle of the night. She rushed to her window, threw it open, and sent a prayer up into the Brooklyn sky. 

“God, please make me feel important”

Rebecca takes us through her journey of discovering purpose and meaning over the course of her life. 


We discuss:

How her grandfather enlisted the Klu Klux Klan to help him build the first Synagogue in Ulster County

What it was like to make a name for herself in the male dominated newsrooms of the mid-twentieth century

How being escorted through the rose garden to the press area by Jimmy Carter invited the scorn of her male colleagues

Being handed an Emmy by Henry Kissinger

What really happened to Jimmy Hoffa

The effects of reporting from within war zones on her mental health and how she found her own personal path of healing


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