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The Shidduch Sky Is Not Falling

My daughter in-law was a guest at a recent brunch/fundraiser for women only, during which the guest speaker spoke about the number one topic that seems to be on everyone's minds - shidduchim.

The Benefits Of High Gas Prices

People have been bitterly complaining about the rising price of gas.

Remembering An Eishet Chayil

Most Pesach observers - after a week of overdosing on matzah and potatoes - in a myriad of manifestations look forward to when Passover has, well, passed over.

The Passover Story (As told by a young mother to her daughter)

"We were slaves down in Egypt," The young, cheerful mother said, As she knelt on the floor And swept under the bed.

See What Happens When You Don’t Pay Attention?

I'm not quite ready yet to shut the door on Purim. Perhaps it's my way of avoiding dealing with Pesach, and the physical and emotional effort that comes with it.

Why I Like Yom Kippur

You might think it odd talking about Yom Kippur just days before Purim. But actually that is exactly why I am thinking so fondly of our holy fast day.

Why I Like Yom Kippur

You might think it odd talking about Yom Kippur just days before Purim. But actually that is exactly why I am thinking so fondly of our holy fast day.

There Is No ‘Road Not Taken’

The poem "The Road Not Taken" by renowned American poet Robert Frost expresses the gnawing curiosity that a traveler knows he will always have about the road that he didn't take.

Appreciate Life By Saying ‘Thank You’

One of the subjects I was taught as a young child in the excellent day school I attended in Toronto (at the time called Associated Hebrew Day Schools) was Tefillah.

A Lighthouse Of Reason In A Dark Shidduch Sea

Dear Readers: I want to share a letter I received this week giving me hope that there are some level heads out there in the shidduch world, and that not everyone is caught up in the hysteria and/or ga'avah (arrogance) that accompanies a suggestion for a date.

‘Mazel Tov On Your Date’

I hate to say it, but I am coming to the conclusion that that if abocher and a girl actually go on a date - a mazel tov to both sides is warranted.

Happy New Year? How Do You Know?

Just days ago, millions of people all over the world welcomed in the secular new year of 2008.

The Miracle Of Trying

Chanukah has come and gone, and so have the donuts, the latkes and the celebration of the two amazing miracles that took place at that time.

Borders And Boundaries (Conclusion)

Two weeks ago I wrote about a culture of self-indulgence and instant gratification that seems to have permeated Western society.

Borders And Boundaries (Part 1)

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

‘Getting Back On The Swing’

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

‘It’s Your Fault’

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.

Doing Personal Teshuvah

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.

Death, Life And Hope

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

Shidduch Sadness (Part II)

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.

More Shidduch Sadness

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.

Hot And Bothered: Letting The Steam Out

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.

My Kid – My Hashkafot

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.

‘Killer’ Shidduchim

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."

‘It Is What It Is’

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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