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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.

The Epidermis Epidemic

The Epidermis Epidemic

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Where has all of our clothing gone?


Can I Say That?

Can I Say That?

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They don't call gossip "dirt" for nothing.


Mothers and Mentches

Mothers and Mentches

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Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? How about a phone call once in a while?


My Homework Hangover

My Homework Hangover

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Everything I ever needed to know I learned in the Nordstrom shoe department.


Guide to the Hungry and Perplexed

Guide to the Hungry and Perplexed

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Nervous about going to a religious person’s Seder? So is my Aunt Ellie, and this is what I advised her.


Wigging Out

Wigging Out

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My decision to cover my hair with a wig has me feeling better about myself physically and spiritually!


Does This Town Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Town Make Me Look Fat?

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My trip to Beverly Hills made me realize that I like living on the “wrong” side of the tracks.


David Duke and Me

David Duke and Me

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What do a Jewish mother of four and a Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard have in common?


Generation Gaps

Generation Gaps

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I didn't expect that my kids' knowledge about all things Jewish would outstrip mine by the time they were in the third grade.


The Mystery of the Kosher Lamp

The Mystery of the Kosher Lamp

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I brought my kosher lamp to a hotel where I was staying over Shabbat. I rubbed it and became a kosher genie.


Choosing Happiness

Choosing Happiness

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Make the joy of Sukkot a daily part of your life.


Cubby Rage

Cubby Rage

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Even though I had to give up aspects of my career to work from home, my kids are still the most impressive part of my resume.


Dating Tips from the Jewlarious Rebbetzin

Dating Tips from the Jewlarious Rebbetzin

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Some dating tips you'll never hear from Dr. Phil.


Dreams of My Grandfathers

Dreams of My Grandfathers

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My grandfathers were complete opposites. But they ended up teaching me the same thing.


Have We Gone to the Dogs?

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We could learn a thing or two from our lovable companions.


Girl Power?

Girl Power?

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How the media is damaging the self-esteem of young girls.


The Great Cholent Divide_

The Great Cholent Divide_

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The key difference between Jews is those who love Cholent and those who hate it.


Laughter Yoga: A Real Stretch

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Laughter Yoga had me bending over backwards trying to laugh.


Movies Matter

Movies Matter

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Why Michael Medved, America's "cultural crusader," thinks they do.


The Jewish Punctuation Mark

The Jewish Punctuation Mark

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Why are our questions different from all other questions?


Here Comes the Bride, No Stress in Sight

Here Comes the Bride, No Stress in Sight

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Jewish traditions leading up to the wedding alleviate last-minute jitters.


My Husband's Midlife Crisis

My Husband's Midlife Crisis

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Some men buy sports cars. My husband does push ups.


Thou Shalt Twitter

Thou Shalt Twitter

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Moses could have saved himself a lot of tzuris if he'd have been able to lead the Jews via Twitter.


The Great Cholent Divide

The Great Cholent Divide

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The only important difference amongst world Jewry is between those who love Cholent and those who hate it.


Bailout Shmailout!

Bailout Shmailout!

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My solution for our ailing economy.


Unprotected

Unprotected

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A college campus psychiatrist tells students everything they really need to know about intimacy.


Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret?

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My recent success at keeping a secret exposed everyone else's utter failure.


Witness at Darfur

Witness at Darfur

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Brian Steidle's experiences in Darfur propelled him to become one of the foremost activists trying to focus the world's attention on the ongoing genocide.


Can't We All Just Get Along?

Can't We All Just Get Along?

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Different political beliefs are coming between me and my friends. But I just might have the solution.


Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home

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There is no inoculation for parental separation anxiety.


Beware of the Food Police

Beware of the Food Police

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Some cities mandate restaurants to post calorie contents. I hope that kosher establishments are exempt.


The Text Message Mess

The Text Message Mess

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Text messaging is destroying the English language and I'm not going to stand for it! R U with me?


What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

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My kindergarten teacher tried to teach me how to "turn my frown upside down." I wish I had listened.


Inclusion

Inclusion

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Paving the way for our children with developmental disabilities.


Shoeless in Albuquerque

Shoeless in Albuquerque

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The airport's new security regulations have become impossible. Especially if you're Jewish.


Licensed to Thrill

Licensed to Thrill

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It's astounding that kids in the throes of acne, who can't even remember to close a refrigerator door, are deemed responsible enough to drive.


Post-Bar Mitzvah Stress Disorder

Post-Bar Mitzvah Stress Disorder

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This malady follows a case of Pre-Bar Mitzvah Stress Disorder, characterized by bursting into tears with no warning because your little boy has the audacity to catapult into puberty before your very eyes.


Remembering Dad

Remembering Dad

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Living with Dad wasn't always easy, but it was easy to forgive him. He faced major professional disappointments and the most painful kind of personal tragedy. How could I judge him?


Money Talks

Money Talks

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Judy's 10 Commandments for Saving Money


When Loss and Celebration Collide

When Loss and Celebration Collide

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A mother's passing and a son's bar mitzvah create an emotional whirlwind when both run into each other.


Prescription Water

Prescription Water

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Nothing's sacred anymore -- not even water.


You Think You're Sick?

You Think You're Sick?

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Flu season is over, but I can't shake the feeling I've got some sort of virus – like the Ebola virus.


How Green Was My Checkbook

How Green Was My Checkbook

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Saving my family money at the Big Food-A-Plenty warehouse store.


Grandpa's Little Girl

Grandpa's Little Girl

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A dying father's words and blessings from the mikvah.


Kvellentine's Day

Kvellentine's Day

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Let's turn chocolate consumption into a naches inducing affair.


Back to School and Broke

Back to School and Broke

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Suddenly, at the end of August, kids not only need new wardrobes, but also a list of school supplies longer than the federal tax code.


Is Al Gore a Jewish Grandmother?

Is Al Gore a Jewish Grandmother?

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Saving our planet, one guilt trip at a time.


Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues

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How I am spending their summer vacation.


Who 's That Kid In Enormous Shoes Calling Me Mommy?

Who 's That Kid In Enormous Shoes Calling Me...

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The teen years are an age of contradictions -- for both mother and son.


Mother's Day Fantasy

Mother's Day Fantasy

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Think precious metals, and remember: I already have a Dustbuster.


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