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Compassionate Love
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Compassionate Love

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Small acts, big love.

Punk Rocker for the Day
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Punk Rocker for the Day

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Purim allows us to drop our fears and be vulnerable.

Embarrassing Our Children
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Embarrassing Our Children

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Humiliation is never an effective parenting tool.

A Special Bat Mitzvah
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A Special Bat Mitzvah

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A great idea that should be part of everyone’s celebration.

It’s Not about Lance Armstrong
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It’s Not about Lance Armstrong

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Don’t let his doping and lies allow you to become cynical and bitter.

Contempt in Marriage
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Contempt in Marriage

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This most destructive trait can also be insidious.

Destined for Divorce?
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Destined for Divorce?

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It’s in our power to transform our marriage.

Taylor Swift’s Wisdom
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Taylor Swift’s Wisdom

I ask myself: What will my kids think?

The 24-Hour Rule
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The 24-Hour Rule

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Waiting to respond makes an enormous difference in all of our relationships.

Facebook Overexposure
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Facebook Overexposure

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Facebook poses a serious threat to our character.

My Half-Marathon
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My Half-Marathon

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What were my daughter and I doing in Las Vegas walking the Strip until we were bone-weary tired?

Hanukkah’s Message of Hope
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Hanukkah’s Message of Hope

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After hurricanes and financial stress, Hanukkah comes to dispel the darkness.

Mrs. Petraeus
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Mrs. Petraeus

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What has happened to the power of sisterhood?

Manicures for Israel
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Manicures for Israel

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It’s not as silly as you think.

Judging Petraeus
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Judging Petraeus

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Don’t sit in self-righteous condemnation. We could all make the same mistake.

Sandy: A Lesson in Empathy
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Sandy: A Lesson in Empathy

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Visiting the east coast, I was jolted out of my complacency and lack of sensitivity.

Whispering
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Whispering

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I’m in favor of a zero tolerance policy for whispering at the table. Here’s why.

In-Laws without Rivalry
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In-Laws without Rivalry

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It's not only siblings who need to be on the lookout.

Controlling Our Kids
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Controlling Our Kids

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Back off and avoid the power struggles at all costs.

Gotta Laugh
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Gotta Laugh

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Life requires a sense of humor.

Under God’s Wing
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Under God’s Wing

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Sukkot teaches us how to find God in a world where He is hidden.

The Gift of Teshuva
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The Gift of Teshuva

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Now is our opportunity to wipe the slate clean. Let’s make the most of it.

My Rosh Hashanah Mantra
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My Rosh Hashanah Mantra

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The Almighty has given me everything I need.

Living Amidst the Chaos
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Living Amidst the Chaos

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Some people thrive amidst chaos. I am not one of them.

Too Sensitive
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Too Sensitive

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Genuine empathy makes us better people in every respect. So why chide it?

Beneath the Goth Look
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Beneath the Goth Look

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There’s a real person inside whose book is deeper and much more substantial than his cover.

The Busy Trap
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The Busy Trap

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Who has time to deal with life’s real issues?

A Series of Fortuitous Events
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A Series of Fortuitous Events

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Seeing God’s Hand during our trip to Switzerland.

Taking It Out on the Spouse
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Taking It Out on the Spouse

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Don’t take your closest relationships for granted.

Shattered Glass
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Shattered Glass

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Since the death of my infant granddaughter, I find it easier to feel the pain in losing the temple.

When Summer Never Ends
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When Summer Never Ends

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Help! I’ve got the “it’s summer again and the kids are already bored” blues.

Breathing Space
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Breathing Space

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How to tell your spouse you need some private time, alone.

Clarity Before Marriage
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Clarity Before Marriage

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Shared goals are the essence of marriage. Don’t take them for granted.

You Can’t Have it All
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You Can’t Have it All

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Our children deserve attentive, involved parents.

Obscenity
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Obscenity

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Elevating our mode of speech is not a losing battle.

The Ootchy-Kootchy Rule
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The Ootchy-Kootchy Rule

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Why couples who show the most public affection are more likely to divorce.

Raising Teenage Daughters
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Raising Teenage Daughters

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Yes, it can be a tough ride. Here are a few effective tools to hold onto your sanity.

Life without Whining
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Life without Whining

Therapists are refusing to put up with the kvetching. We should do the same.

Parents Know Best
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Parents Know Best

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Protect us from those well-meaning friends, teachers and therapists who think they know our children better than we do.

The Gift of Responsibility
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The Gift of Responsibility

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Teaching our children how to really grow up.

Facebook and Dignity
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Facebook and Dignity

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They shouldn’t be an oxymoron.

It All Began with a Doormat!
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It All Began with a Doormat!

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Getting trapped in the never-ending materialistic cycle.

The Ants Go Marching
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The Ants Go Marching

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If only they were limited to two by two!

Under Pressure
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Under Pressure

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

Why I Love Cleaning for Passover
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Why I Love Cleaning for Passover

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And it’s not that I’m a martyr.

Boiling Point
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Boiling Point

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

Alternative to Nagging
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Alternative to Nagging

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How to get your husband to do what you want.

Age & Melancholia
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Age & Melancholia

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

Date Night
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Date Night

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

Showing Affection in Marriage
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Showing Affection in Marriage

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