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Be Pesach Perfect, From Start To Finish

Not that I am in any way trying to rush Pesach out the door, but once it is time to get back to reality, it makes sense to streamline the turnover as much as possible.

Lake George And Gore Mountain

The Lake George area has a historical depth to it, is filled with natural beauty and has a whole host of fun for those with an adventurous streak.

In Full Swing

It goes without saying that when it comes to your kids, safety is always your number one priority.

What is Calling Me?

When I was fourteen years old I understood that I might never return to Moscow and live at home with my parents. While I had lived the bulk of my life in Moscow, at the start of high school I was going to assimilate into the American system of education and the world of American teenageism. I was excited.

‘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."

Special Chanukah Parody Edition

Question: How do you celebrate Chanukah?

Your Choice, Your Life

I recently received an e-mail from a woman who, based on her skillful command of English, is surely a North American living in Israel.

Finding The Old Shtetl

Since I started writing this column I have been inundated with questions from my readers about various shtetlach. Often the places mentioned are well-known cities and, possibly, places I have visited.

The Open Kitchen: Bursting With Flavor

The Open Kitchen is so appealing you practically want to eat the pages as you turn them.

Circle Of Friends: A Group For The Single Woman

When you lose your spouse, whether s/he was sick or healthy, whether it's through divorce or death, the transition period into the next part of your life is a difficult one. Many new singles find that they no longer fit into their old friendships. They are no longer part of a couple, so associating with couples can be uncomfortable.

Pursuing Your Dreams – The Money Issue and Other Problems

Like my previous story of Irv and Chaya, Seymour and P'nina were both beginning second marriages and they too had grown children who were married and had children of their own.

A Bystander’s View

What Hashem desires most is that we learn to connect with each other as children in the same family.

A Story Of A Rabbi And Assumptions

I recently heard a story about a city rav, who was at a simcha. During the meal, there were two brands of milk on the table.

Healthier, Gluten-Free Cheesecake

With all the heavy and rich dairy dishes we have a tendency to eat over Yom Tov, it’s nice to have something that tastes delicious but isn’t so hard on the stomach.

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Question: Has it been difficult adjusting to American life as a Jewish immigrant?

Shevi’s Journey – Chapter I

A prickly, uncomfortable feeling was spreading through my chest and into my throat.

Wysokie Mazowiecie

Recently the Jewish cemetery at Wysokie Mazowiecie held a ceremony marking the first stage of its restoration project.

Part IV: Adjusting To College

Realizing that there was no backing out of college at this point, I resigned myself to my fate. I was in college, like it or not, but I didn’t believe that I really belonged in college.

In Your Hands

The sounds and scents of the kitchen are cozy, familiar, but loud in the silence.

My Readers Write:

Over the last several weeks I have received many letters that have offered advice, asked for help or simply responded to one of my articles.

Apikores? Who Me?

I have always insisted that everything that happens to anyone or anything is min Shamayim.

THE SHARON CONUNDRUM: PRAISED BY HIS COUNTRY, PANNED BY HIS PARTY

Smiling faces don?t always tell the truth: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at Likud convention in Tel Aviv last weekend.
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Smiling faces don?t always tell the truth: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at Likud convention in Tel Aviv last weekend.


Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remains a relatively popular figure in Israel but not in his own political party. A Gallup poll out last Friday gave Sharon a 55% approval rating and indicated that if elections were held now, Likud would more than double its number of Knesset seats.

Asked whom they preferred as chairman of the Likud party and the next Likud candidate for prime minister, Israelis chose Sharon over his arch-rival, former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, by a margin of 15 percentage points, 47 to 32.

Camp Mommy – Week 9

Delve deeper! If you found yourself drawn to a particular medium, do it again. Then again.

You Are Your Child’s Best Advocate

When you have a child with special needs, whether it be medical or developmental, you are very familiar with signing those lengthy privacy practice information sheets. At some point we don't even bother reading them because we know that once you have a child with special needs, nothing is ever private. Every professional has an opinion. Still, the ultimate decision is up to you.

Bush: Israel Has The Right To Defend Herself

President Bush listens as Israeli Prime Minister Sharon speaks during Oval Office visit on Monday.
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President Bush listens as Israeli Prime Minister Sharon speaks during Oval Office visit on Monday.


President Bush gave Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon an overwhelmingly warm welcome at the White House Monday, reiterating his lack of trust in Yasir Arafat and his support of Israel?s right of self-defense.

?No one has confidence in the emerging Palestinian government,? Bush told reporters as Sharon stood by his side.

Is Your Cup Half Empty?

But even though their medical situations were similar, how they mentally dealt with their new status quo was often as different as night and day.

The Lament Of The Unborn Children

I wrote a version of the poem below many years ago, before the term "shidduch crisis" came into vogue.

Sisters Of The Phoenix

Less than two weeks before Pesach and days after the Toulouse tragedy, where a woman lost her husband and two sons in a terrorist attack, my son and I were discussing another horrible tragedy that had befallen a family in Rehovot, a young woman who had lost her husband and five young children in a fire.

You’re On Your Own

This week we deal with questions from people who, one way or another, are on their own. And as usual, we don’t really help them.

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