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The World Upside Down
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The World Upside Down

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Just when you thought it can't get more perverse, a PBS series suggests moral equivalence between the Nazis and the Allies.

Frankenstein Redux
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Frankenstein Redux

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Parents shouldn't be surprised that they have created a monster.

No Interruptions
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No Interruptions

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Can you have a conversation without interrupting?

Family Gathering
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Family Gathering

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A young couple's pressure to conform to family expectations, with no regard for their needs.

Everyone Has a Story
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Everyone Has a Story

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And this is Bob's.

Up, Up and Away
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Up, Up and Away

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A totally awesome experience.

Shopping as Therapy
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Shopping as Therapy

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Like binge eating, it may feel good for the moment but the after-effects are devastating.

President Bush's Speech
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President Bush's Speech

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This is not a political blog, but in a world that so uniformly condemns us, we need to be grateful for our few friends.

Stop Whining
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Stop Whining

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And start living.

The Bonds of Love
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The Bonds of Love

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In parenting, the most powerful tool we have is love.

Going to Bed Angry
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Going to Bed Angry

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Don't listen to your grandmother's advice.

Cleaning for Passover
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Cleaning for Passover

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I am not a glutton for punishment, but I love it!

Total Mayhem
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Total Mayhem

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It is complete chaos in my house -- and it's the most wonderful thing in the world.

Perfectionist
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Perfectionist

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If we don't take ay risks, we won't fail. But we won't accomplish either.

You've Got a Friend
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You've Got a Friend

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How to buy friends.

Our Purim Legacy
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Our Purim Legacy

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Each of us is writing our own personal megillah story.

Teaching Boys and Girls Separately
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Teaching Boys and Girls Separately

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Separate education plays to each gender's strength.

The Thin Bride
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The Thin Bride

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Since when did being thin become the end goal of the wedding day?

Turning 50
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Turning 50

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Who are we kidding? 50 is not the new 40.

A Life of Errands
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A Life of Errands

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Can a life consumed by doing errands be very meaningful?

Believe in Your Kids
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Believe in Your Kids

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Despite any disability, we have the choice to lift our children up or bring them down.

Women and Criticism
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Women and Criticism

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Women thrive on unqualified support and love. Criticism is counterproductive.

Accepting Your Spouse
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Accepting Your Spouse

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Part of the challenge of marriage is the constant need to remind ourselves why we married our partner in the first place.

Marrying Off Daughters
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Marrying Off Daughters

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I can now empathize with Jane Austen's Mrs. Bennet.

Mom to the Rescue!
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Mom to the Rescue!

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The cavalry does not belong in the classroom.

Flattery
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Flattery

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The danger behind the charm.

Cooking Says I Love You
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Cooking Says I Love You

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If food isn't love, then what am I doing in the kitchen?

Imbuing Real Self-Esteem
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Imbuing Real Self-Esteem

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Our kids are too smart to fall for counterfeit praise.

The Frustrated Parent
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The Frustrated Parent

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"I give so much and this is what I get back?!"

My Neighbor's Car
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My Neighbor's Car

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Someone else always has something we want.

Boundaries for Teens
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Boundaries for Teens

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Disagree with principal? Don't undermine your child's respect for authority.

A Time to Fight
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A Time to Fight

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When intruders enter your home and threaten your family, there's no choice but to fight.

The Fashion Police
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The Fashion Police

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I'm grateful that my girls wear uniforms to school.

The Security Fence
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The Security Fence

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What a difference it has made.

Land of Passion
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Land of Passion

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Life in Israel is like a giant roller coaster ride.

Suddenly Psalms
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Suddenly Psalms

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I never could relate to Psalms, until it got personal.

Giving the Jewish Way
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Giving the Jewish Way

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Righteous people say little and do much. They don't hold press conferences.

The Power of Community
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The Power of Community

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Using social pressure to your advantage.

The Good Enough Parent
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The Good Enough Parent

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Stop trying to be the perfect parent.

The Time of Our Joy
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The Time of Our Joy

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Sukkot reminds us what is truly important.

Yom Kippur: Our Second Chance
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Yom Kippur: Our Second Chance

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Change is possible.

The Still Small Voice
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The Still Small Voice

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When the shofar blows, what will you focus on?

The Diminishing Power of Expectations
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The Diminishing Power of Expectations

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Building a mature relationship with God.

Giving Leads to Caring
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Giving Leads to Caring

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What's the right attitude when they don't give back?

My Protest
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My Protest

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It's hard to stay silent against a bald-faced lie.

Dress Like It Matters
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Dress Like It Matters

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What we wear affects our behavior and self-image.

Bite Your Tongue
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Bite Your Tongue

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The benefits of keeping my big mouth shut.

The Other
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The Other "M" Word

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In our home, this word strikes fear in the hearts of my children.

Women Power
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Women Power

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Young women are starting to defy external pressures and choose allegiance to their inner voice.

Excuses, Excuses
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Excuses, Excuses

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Cut your spouse some slack.