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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer
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Posted on: November 21st, 2007

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Recently, I came across a talk show whose topic of discussion was about managing personal finances.

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Posted on: November 7th, 2007

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I remember a mishap years ago while in first grade and happily swinging on the playground swing during recess.

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Posted on: October 24th, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: October 10th, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: September 25th, 2007

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It is Sunday, the day after Yom Kippur and everyone you speak to says, "Thank G-d it's over."

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Posted on: September 11th, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: August 29th, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: August 15th, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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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."

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Posted on: June 27th, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: June 13th, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: May 30th, 2007

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With the Sefiras HaOmer period behind us, the wedding season is in full swing.

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Posted on: May 16th, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: May 2nd, 2007

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There are many die-hard optimists who are actually Leftists. (I thought I would be generous in explaining why they are reality-challenged.)

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Posted on: April 18th, 2007

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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.

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Posted on: April 2nd, 2007

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Just days ago, the question, "How is this night different from all others?" was asked at Pesach tables around the world.

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Posted on: March 21st, 2007

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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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Posted on: March 7th, 2007

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'Twas the morning after Purim and in a ba'al batishe house, A bleary-eyed husband tried not to wake up his spouse,

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Posted on: February 21st, 2007

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Smart husbands know that their wives as a rule are full of common sense and wisdom and if they want to be successful in life, they should listen to what their wife has to say - and follow it.

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