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Judy Gruen

Judy Gruen’s latest book is Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping. See more of her work on www.judygruen.com.

Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight

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Woody Allen’s new film explores the world of magic and what exists beyond the purely rational.


Organic Escapades

Organic Escapades

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Success and failure in my back yard organic garden.


Frayed Clothing and the Men Who Love Them

Frayed Clothing and the Men Who Love Them

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My husband is like Mr. Sustainability when it comes to his clothes, using them up until they are utterly and incontrovertibly no longer usable.


Super Agers

Super Agers

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Want to live to 100? Here’s how.


Finders Keepers; Losers, Keep Looking

Finders Keepers; Losers, Keep Looking

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Jews may be more forgetful than other people. After all, we lost ten of the twelve tribes, and the holy Ark.


My Passover Miracle

My Passover Miracle

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On a recent seder night, I experienced a redemption of sorts and a reminder that God knows what we need and sends it when we need it.


The Perfect Woman

The Perfect Woman

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Meet Tamara. She’s my friend. And I hate her.


Chocoholics Unite!

Chocoholics Unite!

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If chocolate wasn’t heaven-sent, why else would the first three letters of Godiva spell G-O-D?


Go Ahead, Make My Boycott

Go Ahead, Make My Boycott

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Advice to those advocating a boycott of Israel: be consistent and boycott everything that comes from the tiny Jewish state. This will make your life much more…interesting.


Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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Scoring a professional goal can take a long time. A really long time. But it’s worth it.


Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

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The story of the makings of Mary Poppins shares something in common with the story of the Jewish People.


Dressing for Distraction

Dressing for Distraction

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Is the gender gap partially a fabric gap?


Lauren’s Light

Lauren’s Light

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Honoring a vivacious life tragically cut short.


Dare to Dream

Dare to Dream

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What to do at 3 a.m. when everyone else can sleep except you.


Change the Raunchy Playlist

Change the Raunchy Playlist

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Working out in a gym that proudly displays organic soap – and plays misogynistic music.


Attorney for Israel

Attorney for Israel

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Baruch Cohen knows the art of the fight.


Home, Sweet, Expensive Home

Home, Sweet, Expensive Home

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I am one of those Jews who knows nothing about home improvement projects, other than how to write the checks for them.


“Fill the Void” – A Chasidic Love Story

“Fill the Void” – A Chasidic Love Story

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Chasidic Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein’s fascinating film is almost as fascinating as her own story.


A Candle for My Father

A Candle for My Father

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Thoughts on lighting the 20th yartzeit candle.


Camp Mom

Camp Mom

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What if there was a summer camp for moms?


Aging Ungracefully

Aging Ungracefully

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In the 1960’s they used to say “Don’t trust anyone over 30”; Now, they say “Don’t trust anyone who looks older than 30!”


Not So Smart-Tech

Not So Smart-Tech

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Next-generation technology is watching you. Behave, or else!


Mrs. Princeton

Mrs. Princeton

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On the strategic benefits of finding a husband at college.


Why Is This Luxury Resort Different From All Others?

Why Is This Luxury Resort Different From All...

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While my body would love to go away for Passover, my soul enjoys making Seders at home.


Eat, Pray, Love, Connect

Eat, Pray, Love, Connect

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The Shabbat of Unity allowed me to get out of my own bubble and connect to Jews different than me.


Armed, But Not Dangerous

Armed, But Not Dangerous

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Why do people think I’m a menace?


Thinness: We’re Just Not That Into You

Thinness: We’re Just Not That Into You

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Fewer Americans are dieting now than in recent years. If you ask me, that’s very healthy.


The Nana Chronicles

The Nana Chronicles

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First time grandmother Judy Gruen finds out that looking after a newborn is harder than she remembers.


Eight Family Ideas for Hanukkah

Eight Family Ideas for Hanukkah

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Ideas to light up your celebration during the eight nights of Hanukkah.


Driving Me Crazy

Driving Me Crazy

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When my kids drive me, they drive me crazy.


Jennifer Livingston: The Fat Anchor

Jennifer Livingston: The Fat Anchor

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Can fat people be good role models?


My Yom Kippur Confession

My Yom Kippur Confession

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My tip for a more meaningful Yom Kippur – lighten up.


Guilt Trip Shopping Trip

Guilt Trip Shopping Trip

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I long for the days when grocery shopping was simpler.


Cosmo & Helen Gurley Brown

Cosmo & Helen Gurley Brown

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Many young women are realizing just how damaging were her views.


Facebook Faceoff

Facebook Faceoff

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”Like” this article or we are no longer “friends.”


Is God My Friend?

Is God My Friend?

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Belief was the easy part. Friendship took more work.


Rock n’ Roll Bomb

Rock n’ Roll Bomb

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Israel’s real secret weapon against the Iranians: Rita Jahanforuz.


Hostage to Fashion

Hostage to Fashion

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Politics aside, the real war on women is being waged by fashion designers.


Judy for President

Judy for President

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Today I announce my candidacy for president of the United States. My motto: "Opinion over Experience”.


The Brainy Bunch

The Brainy Bunch

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Does being Jewish make us smarter?


The Artist

The Artist

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Michel Hazanavicious’s Golden Globe winning silent film imparts powerful lessons about the power of speech.


Tebowmania

Tebowmania

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Is Tim Tebow taking a page from Judah the Maccabbee?


Thanksgiving Is for Turkeys

Thanksgiving Is for Turkeys

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I’m sitting out Thanksgiving this year. Not because I am un-American, but because I’m full.


Herman Cain’s Women Problem

Herman Cain’s Women Problem

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How Jewish guidelines of male-female relationships could have helped.


Family Guys

Family Guys

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The fathers I know don’t look anything like the ones we see in the media.


My Commencement Address

My Commencement Address

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Students around the world who will be graduating shortly, gather around and listen to my pearls of wisdom.


The Passover Hustle

The Passover Hustle

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I love cleaning for Passover. No, I am not mentally unstable.


The Skeptic and the Rabbi

The Skeptic and the Rabbi

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I was no spiritual seeker and wary of drinking the kosher Kool-Aid.


Crouching Tiger Mother Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger Mother Hidden Dragon

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Amy Chua unleashed a firestorm of debate about “wimpy” western child rearing. Is she right?


The Finkler Question

The Finkler Question

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The Man Booker Prize winning novel raises important questions about Jewish self hatred and anti-Semitism.


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