The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: December 5th, 2007Sections → Magazine
Two weeks ago I wrote about a culture of self-indulgence and instant gratification that seems to have permeated Western society.
Posted on: November 21st, 2007Sections → Magazine
Recently, I came across a talk show whose topic of discussion was about managing personal finances.
Posted on: November 7th, 2007Sections → Magazine
I remember a mishap years ago while in first grade and happily swinging on the playground swing during recess.
Posted on: October 24th, 2007Sections → Magazine
I grew up in an era where customers were always right - even if they weren't - because it was good for business to accommodate them, even if they were out of line.
Posted on: October 10th, 2007Sections → Magazine
With three sets of three-day Yom Tov/ Shabbat combinations behind us, and a return to "normalcy" and our daily routines, now would be a good time to examine our lifestyle habits - and improve them.
Posted on: September 25th, 2007Sections → Magazine
It is Sunday, the day after Yom Kippur and everyone you speak to says, "Thank G-d it's over."
Posted on: September 11th, 2007Sections → Magazine
In my previous column I wrote about older singles who were undermining their chance at getting married by letting others make decisions for them on as to whether to date a proposed shidduch or not.
Posted on: August 29th, 2007Sections → Magazine
This past week I was told two shidduch stories that made me sad and mad at the same time - because it is infuriating and tragic when people sabotage themselves or let others do so to them.
Posted on: August 15th, 2007Sections → Magazine
It's the dog days of August, and between the sizzling heat, the numbing humidity, the rain and the never-ending traffic and airport delays, there is a lot to complain about people's actions.
Posted on: August 1st, 2007Sections → Magazine
Every August thousands of children ages 17-19 leave the only home they have known, the community they grew up in, the neighborhood they are familiar with - even the country of their birth, and fly thousands of miles to a new and relatively strange environment where they will remain for a year.
Posted on: July 18th, 2007Sections → Magazine
Most of us have heard the Talmudic assertion that "He who saves a life, saves a world," and conversely, "He who kills a life, kills a world."
Posted on: June 27th, 2007Sections → Magazine
Just the other day, I was commiserating with a close friend about how my life had not gone the way I had envisioned way back when - when I was young and my head was filled with sweet visions of what would be.
Posted on: June 13th, 2007Sections → Magazine
Last week, to my deep distress, my cell phone disappeared from my purse. I don't know whether it somehow fell out, or if someone on the very crowded street purposely brushed against me and slipped a hand into my purse.
Posted on: May 30th, 2007Sections → Magazine
With the Sefiras HaOmer period behind us, the wedding season is in full swing.
Posted on: May 16th, 2007Sections → Magazine
When I was a little girl, I was fortunate to be one of the first of my peers to travel to Israel. It was 1965 and the fledgling state was only 17 years old.
Posted on: May 2nd, 2007Sections → Magazine
There are many die-hard optimists who are actually Leftists. (I thought I would be generous in explaining why they are reality-challenged.)
Posted on: April 18th, 2007Sections → Magazine
Just days ago millions of people's lives across the country were impacted by severe unrelenting weather in the form of snowstorms, torrential rains, hurricane force winds and tornadoes.
Posted on: April 2nd, 2007Sections → Magazine
Just days ago, the question, "How is this night different from all others?" was asked at Pesach tables around the world.
Posted on: March 21st, 2007Sections → Magazine
It's erev Pesach, the house is sparkling, the chicken soup is cooking, the potatoes have been peeled (20 pounds worth) and the guests are on their way.
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