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Life’s Detours

A few years ago, we were headed back home from a family vacation in the Laurentian Mountains.

Get Me Out of Here!

The black fly was steadily crawling up and down my kitchen window screen. It was desperately − but methodically − seeking an escape, to get beyond the imprisoning panel of the screen, into the wide, open world.

Get Me Out of Here!

The black fly was steadily crawling up and down my kitchen window screen. It was desperately − but methodically − seeking an escape, to get beyond the imprisoning panel of the screen, into the wide, open world.

When It’s Time to Stop Being Nice!

Is there ever a time to say, "Enough! No more Mr. Nice guy for me!"

When It’s Time to Stop Being Nice!

Is there ever a time to say, "Enough! No more Mr. Nice guy for me!"

The Hardest Three Words to Say

You and your spouse are driving along the highway. You begin to strongly suspect that you have missed your exit.

The Hardest Three Words to Say

You and your spouse are driving along the highway. You begin to strongly suspect that you have missed your exit.

Poopa Dweck: Aromas of Aleppo

I recently attended a very interesting lecture at Netanya's Laniado Hospital. The venue for the lecture may give you an erroneous impression: it had nothing to do with disease; on the contrary, it had much to do with the delights of good health.

Spiritual Security Blankets

This past week my youngest child turned four.

The Essence Of Evil

If you were to stare evil in the eye, what would you see? What would be its character traits? What would form its origins?

Religion Is Not A Quick Fix

Not only was I raised in a "religious" home, but with my father serving for the last 50 years as the rabbi of our − at first fledging, and now, vibrant − Toronto community, I was given the endearing designation of being "the rabbi's daughter."

Getting Past The Whatever Attitude

A parent turns to her teenaged son and asks, "What's bothering you?" "Whatever," answers the kid with a disconsolate shrug.

Broken Glass

It happens at every chuppah. After the bride's encircling of the groom seven times, after the recital of the special blessings, after the ring has been placed on her finger, there are a few seconds of collective silence in anticipation.

Did She Cry Because Of You?

One of my favorite teachings from the Talmud is a marriage-related lesson.

Life’s Dreams

"I have always had so many dreams. So many hopes and aspirations..."

Allergies!

My day begins as a perfectly sunny, breezy, late summer morning. But then we meet.

Garbage

For the past two years, any time we've met our neighbors on our front lawn, near the street's curb, the discussion has invariably turned to the very pressing issue of... garbage.

Tending The Garden

I'm often asked why it is that men played such a major role in Jewish history.

An Illuminating Darkness

"Wouldn't it be nice if the days were long all year round?" commented my son at six o'clock in the evening as we sat down to dinner to the backdrop of the completely black outdoors.

Rachel And Leah – Two Destinies, Two Worlds

Rachel and Leah - two sisters, two wives of Yaakov, and two of the Matriarchs of our People;

Woman And The Forbidden Fruit

The sin of the Etz HaDa'at, the Tree of Knowledge is one of the most perplexing episodes in the Torah.

As Sweet As Candy

At this time of year, honey, and the sweetness it represents, plays a major role in our celebrations.

The Face Of A Hero

Roi Klein. It is a name, that until recently, held no meaning to me.

A Glimmer Of Contrasts

I've just read an autobiographical summary of R' Yisroel Meir Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel.

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