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Confessions of a Jewish Food Hoarder

Confessions of a Jewish Food Hoarder

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I hope living a life trying to do mitzvahs whites out hoarding a few soy sauce packets.

Why Is This Luxury Resort Different From All Others?

Why Is This Luxury Resort Different From All Others?

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While my body would love to go away for Passover, my soul enjoys making Seders at home.

License to Smile

License to Smile

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Time for my favorite errand – a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles!

The Kabbalah of Lego

The Kabbalah of Lego

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My son’s decision to move from Playmobil to Lego is a metaphor for our society. Really.

Dressed for Success

Dressed for Success

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Purim is here, and it’s about time you gave some serious thought to the subject of costumes.

Jewish Royalty: The “Middlesteins?”

Jewish Royalty: The “Middlesteins?”

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Will the next prince or princess of England actually be Jewish?

Like, Whatever

Like, Whatever

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The two most irritating words in the English language.

Armed, But Not Dangerous

Armed, But Not Dangerous

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Why do people think I’m a menace?

Coalition of the Willing?

Coalition of the Willing?

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The Jewlarious guide to the 2013 Israeli election and Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition options.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

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My 8 surefire tips to finding whatever you’ve lost. Guaranteed!

Thinness: We’re Just Not That Into You

Thinness: We’re Just Not That Into You

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Fewer Americans are dieting now than in recent years. If you ask me, that’s very healthy.

My Challenge to Israeli Scientists

My Challenge to Israeli Scientists

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Sure Israeli scientists have invented some amazing technologies, but how much better off would we be with these?

The One-Week No Cell Phone Challenge

The One-Week No Cell Phone Challenge

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Could you survive an entire week without your cell phone? One man survives to tell the tale.

The Jewish Infomercial

The Jewish Infomercial

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Infomercials are so unJewish. Here are my pitches for some Jewish infomercial products.

Say What?

Say What?

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Do the things we tell our kids even make sense? Short answer: no.

Jew Year’s Resolutions

Jew Year’s Resolutions

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I won’t call the FBI if a loved one is 10 minutes late. 15 minutes, maybe.

The Nana Chronicles

The Nana Chronicles

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First time grandmother Judy Gruen finds out that looking after a newborn is harder than she remembers.

The Top 8 Jewish News Stories in 2012

The Top 8 Jewish News Stories in 2012

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As a public service, I’ve researched and selected the top Jewish stories of 2012 so you won’t have to. You’re welcome.

The Gift of Kvetch: Part II

The Gift of Kvetch: Part II

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Confessions from a creative kvetcher.

Interview with the Next Hamas “Head of Security”

Interview with the Next Hamas “Head of Security”

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Given the longevity of his predecessors, Shahabi opens up about his fears and plans for the future.

You Never Call

You Never Call

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I never call my parents. At least that’s what my parents believe.

Balance of Power

Balance of Power

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One man’s take on his experience during Hurricane Sandy and the following blackout.

The Gift of Kvetch

The Gift of Kvetch

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Kvetching is a necessary part of life! Here’s why…

Jewish James Bond

Jewish James Bond

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The name is Bondstein. Shlomo Bondstein.

No, I Don’t Work Here

No, I Don’t Work Here

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Ever since I was a teenager, people have been coming up to me in stores and assuming that I worked there.

Driving Me Crazy

Driving Me Crazy

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When my kids drive me, they drive me crazy.

Committed

Committed

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In every Jewish committee, there’s always one of these…

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

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I’ve been feeling kind of lousy lately, and I’ll tell you why: I went to the doctor.

Boomerangs

Boomerangs

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My grown son moved back in with me, and sure I love him, but seriously – enough already!

The Jewish Vote

The Jewish Vote

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How the Presidential candidates could win the Jewish vote.

I’m a Mitzvah Clown!

I’m a Mitzvah Clown!

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I am happy to call myself a Mitzvah Clown – someone who brings happiness to senior homes and children’s hospitals.

Buzz Off

Buzz Off

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Sukkot is coming and you know what that means – bee season!

Baby Steps

Baby Steps

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My youngest child, Gedalyah, is about to start crawling. But he doesn’t know it yet.

Yom Kippur: Celebrity Edition

Yom Kippur: Celebrity Edition

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Yes, even famous people must atone.

My Yom Kippur Confession

My Yom Kippur Confession

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My tip for a more meaningful Yom Kippur – lighten up.

Guilt Trip Shopping Trip

Guilt Trip Shopping Trip

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I long for the days when grocery shopping was simpler.

Back to School Basics

Back to School Basics

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Kids gather around and listen to these pearls of wisdom from a master educator.

The Funniest Jewish Jokes, Part 3

The Funniest Jewish Jokes, Part 3

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My favorite jokes including one that explains the secret to Jewish survival.

The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

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With the death of my husband, I’ve suddenly found myself part of a terrifying new demographic: Jewish Boomer Single.

Go for the Gold(berg)!

Go for the Gold(berg)!

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How to improve the Olympics by making them more Jewish.

Flying High

Flying High

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Statistically, it’s a lot safer to fly than to drive. I think I’ll take my chances.

The Funniest Jewish Jokes. Part 2

The Funniest Jewish Jokes. Part 2

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These classic jokes are quintessentially Jewish and put me into hysterics.

And the Oscar Goes to?

And the Oscar Goes to?

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The most intriguing rejectees from the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Facebook Faceoff

Facebook Faceoff

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”Like” this article or we are no longer “friends.”

Have you Heard the One About…

Have you Heard the One About…

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The funniest Jewish Jokes I’ve heard – and why.

Home Economics

Home Economics

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Men are far more economical. Wait. Let me explain.

Crash Course in Texting for Parents

Crash Course in Texting for Parents

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Did your parents ever speak another language so you wouldn’t understand? Well it’s happening again, but this time, your kids are the culprits.

Talking Small

Talking Small

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Don’t talk to me about the weather, the food at the wedding you went to or how bad the traffic was – I hate small talk.

My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes

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Several years ago I had a brush with celebrity – I starred in my own TV pilot.

Don’t Call Me Dad

Don’t Call Me Dad

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A young man came over to ask for permission to marry my daughter and I wanted to injure him. Badly.

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