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My Surgery Right before Passover
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My Surgery Right before Passover

Being completely dependent on others forced me to redefine myself.

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Assume Good Intent

Assume Good Intent

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How to change the whole dynamic of your relationships.

Next Year in Jerusalem

Next Year in Jerusalem

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Passover’s inspiring message of hope.

Chris Borland’s Early Retirement

Chris Borland’s Early Retirement

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The football player is really using his head.

Jews, People Are Watching

Jews, People Are Watching

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It’s an awesome privilege – and responsibility – to be part of the Jewish people.

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

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Thank God I am not a Hollywood screenwriter.

Purim is Not the Mardi Gras

Purim is Not the Mardi Gras

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The drinking isn’t for the body; use it for the soul.

On Airplanes and Being

On Airplanes and Being

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The last bastion of quiet, wifi and cell phone-free space.

Facebook and Modesty

Facebook and Modesty

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The challenge of maintaining privacy and dignity in the Facebook era.

Dumping Garbage

Dumping Garbage

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Why are people throwing their garbage every single day into our lawn’s bushes?

Snow Day Dreaming

Snow Day Dreaming

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Oh how I wished I was living in New York! Yes it’s pathetic.

Deflated Footballs

Deflated Footballs

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Why doesn’t everyone come right out and say they cheated?

My Delayed Flight Nightmare

My Delayed Flight Nightmare

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Three lessons that apply to everyone.

Caffé Sospeso

Caffé Sospeso

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This is a unique cup of coffee everyone should be having.

Concentrate On the Driving

Concentrate On the Driving

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Billboards? What billboards?

Please R.S.V.P.

Please R.S.V.P.

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The plague of not responding to invitations. It’s more serious than you think.

Hanukkah and Hope

Hanukkah and Hope

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Yes, the world is dark but we have the power to light it up.

A Gift Gone Wrong

A Gift Gone Wrong

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How do you explain this disturbing lack of gratitude?

Foodie

Foodie

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When you are living to eat.

Kalman Levine: In Memoriam

Kalman Levine: In Memoriam

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Making the pain personal.

Groggy Morning Emails

Groggy Morning Emails

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How my day got ruined by one annoying message.

Celebrating Birthdays

Celebrating Birthdays

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They are a powerful time for reflection.

In the Moment

In the Moment

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We are too busy posing and snapping to just savor today.

Insidious Ads

Insidious Ads

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This ad hurts us more than we think.

Parenting’s Dirty Secret

Parenting’s Dirty Secret

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How to go from hyper-parenting to calm-parenting.

Derek Jeter is a Mensch

Derek Jeter is a Mensch

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And why that is big news.

Glory Days

Glory Days

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Don’t live in the past. The best is yet to come!

Sticking to Your Resolution

Sticking to Your Resolution

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Just because I did it imperfectly today is not a reason to give up the fight.

Don’t Dread Rosh Hashanah

Don’t Dread Rosh Hashanah

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Unencumbered by past mistakes, now is the time to start anew.

Am I a Grinch?

Am I a Grinch?

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I don’t want to strike up personal conversation with the salesperson.

Courtesy No Extra Cost

Courtesy No Extra Cost

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My negative encounter with an airline agent.

Marriage & Mystery

Marriage & Mystery

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Maintaining a sense of mystery in today’s oversharing world.

The Art of Saying Thank You

The Art of Saying Thank You

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How to show appreciation.

Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract

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This couple has nothing common. What is the secret to their happy marriage?

Why You Have What I Want

Why You Have What I Want

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This is the surefire path to misery.

The 9th of Av in Rome

The 9th of Av in Rome

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The most powerful Tisha B’Av I have ever experienced.

It’s Not Business as Usual

It’s Not Business as Usual

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Do something daily to identify with the pain Israelis are going through.

Are We Desensitized to Joy?

Are We Desensitized to Joy?

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Have you ever complained about receiving too many wedding and bar mitzvah invitations?

Road Rage

Road Rage

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What did I do to merit such hostility?

An Extraordinary Wedding

An Extraordinary Wedding

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Two young adults with Down syndrome got married and we witnessed a miracle.

My One Hour Mini-Vacation

My One Hour Mini-Vacation

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All it took was a change in perspective.

Dress Code

Dress Code

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Being seen as people, not objects.

Kids & Priorities

Kids & Priorities

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How important is that internship in Kenya?

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

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There’s a good reason the army cares about those hospital corners. Judaism does too.

Helpmate

Helpmate

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The story of Ruth is inspirational. The story of Naomi could have been also.

Falling Out of Love

Falling Out of Love

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We are not passive victims to life’s circumstances.

You’re Grounded

You’re Grounded

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This wasn’t one of our best parenting moments.

Selling Ritalin

Selling Ritalin

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Kids are selling their Ritalin to classmates who crave the extra focus to do better on their exams.

Caring about Wrinkles

Caring about Wrinkles

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Comparing myself to those who are taller, richer, healthier and who have smoother skin.

Dogs over Motherhood

Dogs over Motherhood

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Puppies are a lot easier.