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Re-Inventing Our Lives

Re-Inventing Our Lives

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Don't believe the women's magazines. Passover tells us how to truly re-invent ourselves.

Passover: The Ultimate Immersion Course

Passover: The Ultimate Immersion Course

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Passover so dominates our minds and actions, it's almost impossible not to grow from the experience.

Good and Bad Advice

Good and Bad Advice

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This line has got to be one of the worst pieces of advice.

Hovering Too Low

Hovering Too Low

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Many parents today are hovering over their children and denying them the opportunity to be responsible.

Post-Feminism Discontent

Post-Feminism Discontent

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A new study shows that just maybe marriages with more rigidly defined roles lead to happier women.

Dressing Up at Home

Dressing Up at Home

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Casual is not an attitude for a Jewish woman.

Who's Afraid of Commitment?

Who's Afraid of Commitment?

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Getting married warrants a good dose of fear.

A Private Affair

A Private Affair

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The boundaries between public and private, family and community, have all become blurred, to our detriment.

Big Bully

Big Bully

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To make a real change in the school yard, we need to stop rewarding bullying in the business world.

Telling Israel What She Should Do

Telling Israel What She Should Do

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Israel is not and should not be independent of Jews throughout the rest of the world.

Men's Rights

Men's Rights

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I don't know how "separate but equal" ever turned into superior, but I never bought it.

Judging Alito

Judging Alito

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Can we ever escape our past?

Challenges

Challenges

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If you think life is supposed to run smoothly and easily, I can promise you a life of frustration.

They Fired Me!

They Fired Me!

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We all recognize that our jobs are not our essence, but many of us are far from living with that reality.

Gen-X Envy

Gen-X Envy

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They're mastering the work-life balance. Now comes the hard part.

Munich Revisited

Munich Revisited

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Under the guise of caring, there is actually a doctrine of indifference.

Bring It On!

Bring It On!

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When extravagance is called for.

Stealing from Starbucks

Stealing from Starbucks

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Is my friend a hero?

Bat Mitzvah Hoopla

Bat Mitzvah Hoopla

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There is an irony that this traditional celebration of the assumption of responsibilities seems to actually illustrate the lack thereof.

Stop Kvetching

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Complaining is a poor substitute for productivity and genuine care.

My Wrinkles

My Wrinkles

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Do I really want my happiness to hinge on the success of the latest anti-wrinkle cream?

Can't You Guys Tidy Up?!

Can't You Guys Tidy Up?!

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Isn't there some way we can imbue our children with a neatness gene?

You Can't Always Get What You Want

You Can't Always Get What You Want

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Relating to God can't be reduced to magical formulas or good luck charms.

Let Your Husband Do the Dishes

Let Your Husband Do the Dishes

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Why would anyone assume the specific work of a home and a marriage should all fall on only one spouse?

Same-Sex Education

Same-Sex Education

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There are many benefits to taking the male-female dynamic out of the education equation.

Despicably Rich

Despicably Rich

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Why do so many people dislike the wealthy and secretly desire their downfall?

Yom Kippur China

Yom Kippur China

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Nicks and cracks on our souls are ultimately more expensive that those on our Mikasa dishes, but unlike our plates, these holes can be filled.

It's Rosh Hashana. Don't Panic.

It's Rosh Hashana. Don't Panic.

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Sometimes the biggest spiritual challenge in preparing for a Yom Tov occurs at the supermarket.

Life's Change Agent

Life's Change Agent

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Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.

Acts of God

Acts of God

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This is a time to stop talking and blaming, and start giving.

I'm Not in the Mood

I'm Not in the Mood

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It's the giving that counts, not the feeling.

Living Together

Living Together

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Why do people continue to cohabit before marriage in the face of such daunting odds and dire predictions?

Bigger Is Better

Bigger Is Better

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When a 12,000 square foot estate just isn't enough.

I Look So Fat

I Look So Fat

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While our spouses may love us, warts and all, it's certainly not because of the warts!

Today's Ultimate Status Symbol

Today's Ultimate Status Symbol

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Keeping busy to fill the void.

Tom Cruise's Proposal

Tom Cruise's Proposal

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Making our private moments public diminishes their value.

What's the Matter with Kids Today?

What's the Matter with Kids Today?

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There is very little in anyone's life today that teaches respect for authority.

Married and Dating

Married and Dating

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Get out of the house and rediscover the joy and wonder you have for each other.

Don't Believe Everything You See

Don't Believe Everything You See

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In order to judge favorably, consider the potential inaccuracy of the information itself.

The Good War

The Good War

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If you're going to take a stand, you must be prepared to put your money where your mouth is.

America, George Washington and Me

America, George Washington and Me

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Can you be both proud to be an American and proud to be a Jew? I am.

Marriage Is Not a Competition

Marriage Is Not a Competition

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When you hand over the screaming baby, at least try to smile.

Husband Bashing

Husband Bashing

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If husbands aren't really the primary cause of housewives' dissatisfaction, what is?

Beyond Diapers

Beyond Diapers

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Why do the worlds of bright, educated, talented women narrow so dramatically when they give birth?

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