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Posted on: April 6th, 2005Sections → Magazine
You would have to be hiding under a rock to be unaware of the sad and drawn-out death of a severely brain damaged woman called Terri Schiavo, whose husband and legal guardian made the decision to have her life-sustaining feeding tube removed.
Posted on: March 23rd, 2005Sections → Magazine
In very recent issues of the Jewish Press there have been a number of disturbing articles detailing the dire plight of various types of people who have lost their physical or social freedom.
Posted on: March 9th, 2005Sections → Magazine
I recently heard that an acquaintance of mind got divorced for the 2nd time. The marriage had lasted a very short time, but I was not surprised.
Posted on: February 23rd, 2005Sections → Magazine
We all know them - the sad sacks who seemingly were born under a bad constellation.
Posted on: February 9th, 2005Sections → Magazine
As my friend Eve (not her real name) and I started filling our plates at a recent buffet dinner, she commented that lucky for her, her mother wasn't with us.
Posted on: January 26th, 2005Sections → Magazine
The Hebrew word gazayra means evil decree. Sometimes, a government decree is just that - an indisputably evil order, as when Pharaoh of Biblical times commanded the murder of all Hebrew male newborns.
Posted on: January 12th, 2005Sections → Magazine
While randomly perusing some Jewish community newspapers this past week, I was struck by the press releases of several Jewish organizations crowing with excited pride about the significant monetary donations they made for victims of the Tsunami.
Posted on: December 29th, 2004Sections → Magazine
A good friend of mine, "Sarah," recently shared her concern over her two year old grandson's health.
Posted on: December 15th, 2004Sections → Magazine
From time to time, I am asked where I get ideas for my articles. The answer is simple. Just from getting up in the morning and experiencing life.
Posted on: December 1st, 2004Sections → Magazine
While recently riding on a private local bus, I couldn't help but overhear two elderly, balbatish ladies talking.
Posted on: November 17th, 2004Sections → Magazine
During this past Yom Tov, I spent some time with my son who lives out of town.
Posted on: November 10th, 2004Sections → Magazine
My first-born son's recent marriage was a huge simcha for the family, but the wedding was actually the culmination of a simcha that began years ago - at his bris.
Posted on: November 3rd, 2004Sections → Magazine
Walking along a Brooklyn street recently, I saw a scene that could very well be used in a dictionary to explain the word nachas.
Posted on: October 20th, 2004Sections → Magazine
During Rosh Hashona, when it is customary to greet friend and stranger alike with good wishes for the upcoming year, I try to avoid uttering the phrase, "Have a happy and healthy New Year.
Posted on: October 6th, 2004Sections → Magazine
Years ago, when I was in college, I took an undergraduate course in law. I don't remember much of what I learned, but the concept of criminal negligence has stuck in my mind.
Posted on: September 22nd, 2004Sections → Magazine
I recently attended an out-of-town simcha. Among the guests were several acquaintances whom I hadn't seen in several years.
Posted on: September 8th, 2004Sections → Magazine
I was at a wedding just the other day, and the music was deafening.
Posted on: August 25th, 2004Sections → Magazine
Another Nine Days have come and gone, and we gratefully give a sigh of relief knowing that these days of deprivation - no meat, no swimming, no showering, no music, culminating in a 25 hour fast - no food or water - are finally behind us, and the rest of the sun-drenched summer is there for us to enjoy.
Posted on: August 11th, 2004Sections → Magazine
Earlier this month, I spent the July 4th weekend at an out-of-town Shabbaton.
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