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When Grandma Dies

28 Tammuz 5774 – July 25, 2014
"Don't place flowers on a cold gravestone, visit me now..."

A Time Of Promise

14 Tammuz 5774 – July 11, 2014
Since there is no "happenstance" in our world, we can only say that something of great import is taking place in the Holy Land.

What Are You Thinking? A Column About Nothing

Alternatively, you can try your absolute hardest to listen whenever she says anything.

Sunscreen Savvy

7 Tammuz 5774 – July 4, 2014
Glob on the sunscreen, break out the darkest chocolate you can find and let the sun shine in!

History Hysteria

30 Sivan 5774 – June 27, 2014
One thing I did know, judging from the urgency in her voice, was that she wanted an explanation fast.

Caught in the Dark

16 Sivan 5774 – June 13, 2014
Father’s Day comes every year. How many drills can you get him?

Putting Your Gas Guzzler On A Diet

9 Sivan 5774 – June 6, 2014
For those of us who have no choice but to drive, we need to find ways to make that overpriced tank of gas last as long as possible.

Easy Does It!

4 Sivan 5774 – June 1, 2014
For your average Israeli, spicy hot might be fun, but not for me. Allow me to repeat - easy does it!

Dairy Rules In ‘Dairy Made Easy’

No dairy cookbook would be complete without an array of sinfully decadent treats and there are plenty of those here as well, including three cheesecakes, one of which weighs in at a very slimming 180 calories or less.

Parents: Helicopter, Submarine Or Booster Rocket?

2 Sivan 5774 – May 30, 2014
As parents, it is a given that we love our children and want what’s best for them. How do we go about making that happen?

What’s His Problem?

10 Iyyar 5774 – May 9, 2014
This week, I’m asking the questions for a change.

The Apps Of Summer

3 Iyyar 5774 – May 2, 2014
These days there seems to be an app for just about everything, making your smart phone more indispensable than ever.

Matir Assurim — A True Teshuvah Story

12 Nisan 5774 – April 11, 2014
She was followed by the shadows of the Six Million, by the ever so subtle awareness of their vanished presence.

Picking Up The Pieces

Pesach is so liberating (if you excuse the expression). It’s the only time I can eat anywhere in the house, guilt free! Matzah in bed!

Pesach: Time Is Money

5 Nisan 5774 – April 4, 2014
As much as I am all for economical meals, Pesach is definitely the time of year when I find myself making more roasts.

To Invest or to Rest

27 Adar II 5774 – March 28, 2014
 It's no joke – Pesach is looming closer and there's still so much to do. This is definitely not a time to rest! Who...

Relax – It’s Just Pesach

You know what’s Good Enough? Vacuuming behind the curtains is Good Enough. Taking down the curtains and washing them? That’s too much.

Pesach

20 Adar II 5774 – March 21, 2014
Well, in the good news department, if you have kids, your dreams are about to come true. As veteran cookbook author Tamar Ansh so capably illustrates in her 96-page, kid-friendly volume titled Let My Children Cook!, your progeny can be a valuable asset when Pesach rolls around when time is at a minimum and the cooking demands are sky high.

Purim Diet Survival Guide

13 Adar II 5774 – March 14, 2014
Although Purim is only one day long, many dieters or people who are just careful with their intake during the year have a hard time on this day. Below are some tips to help you get through it successfully.

“It’s Me! Chaim!”

Purim around here is crazy. And I’m not just talking about the amount of questions I get.

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