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Complaining in America

Complaining in America

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We forget how blessed we really are.

Trayvon and the Hoodie

Trayvon and the Hoodie

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Does clothing make the man?

It All Began with a Doormat!

It All Began with a Doormat!

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Getting trapped in the never-ending materialistic cycle.

Safe to be a Jew?

Safe to be a Jew?

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A Jew can never have too many passports.

Looking for Eytan

Looking for Eytan

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After 33 years, should the investigation be re-opened?

The Ants Go Marching

The Ants Go Marching

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If only they were limited to two by two!

A Woman's Power

A Woman's Power

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The woman sanctifies space and sets the tone in the home.

Testing for Downs Syndrome

Testing for Downs Syndrome

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Have we gone too far?

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

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Peer pressure never goes away. So choose your friends wisely.

Respecting the Help

Respecting the Help

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We're all Jewish ambassadors. So watch what you say and do.

The Seder: Why Bother?

The Seder: Why Bother?

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What's the REAL reason you attend a Seder?

Why I Love Cleaning for Passover

Why I Love Cleaning for Passover

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And it’s not that I’m a martyr.

Leaving Now

Leaving Now

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What would you take with you?

The Rabbi & the Vote

The Rabbi & the Vote

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What role should a rabbi play in your life?

Boiling Point

Boiling Point

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Don’t hold in your frustrations and concerns until they explode.

Next Year in Jerusalem

Next Year in Jerusalem

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We sing the song, but do we mean it?

Advantages of Insomnia

Advantages of Insomnia

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A legacy from my mother – on her yahrzeit.

Alternative to Nagging

Alternative to Nagging

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How to get your husband to do what you want.

Crossing the Religious/Secular Divide

Crossing the Religious/Secular Divide

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One step is for everyone to stop making sweeping generalizations.

Online Dating & Jewish Marriage

Online Dating & Jewish Marriage

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Dating online is a great idea, but watch out.

Age & Melancholia

Age & Melancholia

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The peace of mind we desperately want will not come from anything outside ourselves.

Israeli Taxi Drivers

Israeli Taxi Drivers

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The best way to get the pulse of the nation.

Date Night

Date Night

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Put in the effort to make an evening with your spouse romantic and special.

The Ultimate Purim Question

The Ultimate Purim Question

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Why does God hide?

Dropping the Mask

Dropping the Mask

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It's good to laugh at ourselves.

Taking Iran Seriously

Taking Iran Seriously

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Most of us are living in denial.

Showing Affection in Marriage

Showing Affection in Marriage

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If one spouse is more emotionally effusive than the other, have no fear.

Volunteer

Volunteer

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Make the time to give of yourselves.

Does God Care about Jeremy Lin?

Does God Care about Jeremy Lin?

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Do you?

The Second Half of Our Lives

The Second Half of Our Lives

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The kids are out of the house. Now what?

It's Not Fair!

It's Not Fair!

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What message do we give our children when we say, "Life isn't fair"?

Eating Larvae

Eating Larvae

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Why are some people driven to eat bizarre, unappealing delicacies?

Inhaling Caffeine

Inhaling Caffeine

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You may not need that mug anymore.

Reincarnation

Reincarnation

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Have you ever met an old soul?

Quick to Judge

Quick to Judge

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Why is our instinctive reaction all too often to be critical?

Breaking a Child's Trust

Breaking a Child's Trust

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Is there ever a real justification?

Dressing Up, Dressing Down

Dressing Up, Dressing Down

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Am I dressed too casual?

Honoring Rav Noah's Legacy

Honoring Rav Noah's Legacy

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On the occasion of Rabbi Weinberg's yahrzeit, help dedicate a new sefer Torah in his name.

Heavenly Messages

Heavenly Messages

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Do they belong there?

Growing Old

Growing Old

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We look in the mirror and the evidence stares boldly back at us. We are getting older.

Your Personal Catchphrase

Your Personal Catchphrase

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What do I want to be known for?

Jewish Day Schools in Decline

Jewish Day Schools in Decline

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Something is not working….

Can Men & Women Just Be Friends?

Can Men & Women Just Be Friends?

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Sometimes a little formality is a good thing.

Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking

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It’s worse than you think.

The Sad Israeli Campaign

The Sad Israeli Campaign

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The aborted pr campaign is unfortunate in so many ways.

Stop the Sarcasm

Stop the Sarcasm

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It’s cruel and undignified.

Bar Mitzvah Gifts

Bar Mitzvah Gifts

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What's the most appropriate gift to give a Bar Mitzvah boy?

The Bagel Incident

The Bagel Incident

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Luckily I have some vision of who I’d like to be and screaming like a banshee isn’t it.

Please Give

Please Give

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Does time count as tzedakah?

Instructive Children's Books

Instructive Children's Books

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Everything I know about parenting I learned from children’s books.