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The ultimate giftI’m writing this column from Israel, while back home my husband is determinedly battling bedtime alone with three older kids who refuse to...read more...
The ice storm of 2013The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. - Aesop The storm of 2013: it was...read more...
It’s not the ‘December dilemma’Waiting for the train at a Singapore subway station, a young, smiling Asian woman asked if she could take a picture with our daughter. We weren...read more...
Bar/bat mitzvah celebrations belong in shulEnglish parlance has turned the noun  bar mitzvah – and bat mitzvah – into a transitive verb subject to the rules of English grammar...read more...
It’s time for that holiday once againWell, it is almost time for that holiday – you know, fat man in a red suit (not the mayor of Toronto), shop till you drop, deck the halls and...read more...
Pushing the door on tuition wide openBetween the time of my writing my last article on making Jewish high school free and its appearance in the paper, I was thrilled to see the...read more...
Smaller shuls offer room for growthTo build a full Jewish life for you and your family, it is time to become part of a small Jewish community. This Shabbat at Congregation Or Shalom in...read more...
Interfaith challengesDear Ella, My daughter married a man who isn’t Jewish, and this is the first year that I’m invited to their house for a holiday/Christmas...read more...
For boycotters, the ‘occupation’ began in 1948For those who believe that the anti-Israel boycotts and other forms of political warfare will end if an agreement is reached with the Palestinians,...read more...
Avoiding shivah-liteTwo months ago, I used this space to comment on the recent trend of family speeches at funerals. Another development in the past few years has been...read more...

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