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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.
Posted on: March 7th, 2007Sections → Magazine
'Twas the morning after Purim and in a ba'al batishe house, A bleary-eyed husband tried not to wake up his spouse,
Posted on: February 21st, 2007Sections → Magazine
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.
Posted on: January 24th, 2007Sections → Magazine
The other day I was shopping at a large supermarket and happened to go down the frozen foods aisle, past the endless freezers containing every imaginable flavor, shape and size of ice cream.
Posted on: January 10th, 2007Sections → Magazine
As a longtime "born-again single" and parent, I've come to the conclusion that the road to matrimony is like the road to weight loss.
Posted on: December 27th, 2006Sections → Magazine
The menorahs have been put away; the scale groans with the added weight of the sufganiyot and latkes that were devoured; and people are starting to formulate their Pesach plans (so soon already!).
Posted on: December 13th, 2006Sections → Magazine
This past week I took time out from my daily activities to have a medical checkup - something I highly recommend.
Posted on: November 29th, 2006Sections → Magazine
This past week, millions of Americans took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday to pick themselves up and, alone or with family, get into a car, bus, train or airplane to visit relatives or friends or have a mini-vacation.
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