Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I've just finished unpacking my simcha suitcase. Due to the prodigious size of my husband's family, we're often en route to cities like New York, Minneapolis or San Francisco to attend yet another wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We have it down to a science: Nice outfits are hung in a garment bag, and everything else is divided into carry-ons. The...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
All Hallow's Eve has come and gone. Jewish children, just like others, donned costumes and gorged themselves on sweets. Yet, since Halloween's goblins come from an old Celtic tradition, I can see why some frum families look askance at something that was originally concerned with the rising of the dead. Thanksgiving, though, is another matter. There's a theory among some...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Every August, we rendezvous with another couple at a former summer haunt for Boston Jews called Nantasket Beach. Once we've lowered ourselves onto our blankets and beach chairs, we start by catching up on our kids. This couple's two sons and our two daughters are the same age to the week. But this summer our children's news had to wait...
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Nannies are much in demand in these double-income times
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Whether out of economic necessity or personal and professional drive -- or a combination of both -- more and more couples, and singles, with young children, work outside the home these days. There are a variety of reasons why these parents, and guardians as well, require and request, from time to time, help raising/safeguarding kids at home. Such situations pose...
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Gari Julius Weilbacher is personally and professionally committed to fulfilling the mitzvah of hachnassat orchim (welcoming guests) to the Jewish community. The managing director of InterFaithways, who is married to a man raised in the Catholic faith, strives to help interfaith couples and their extended families make positive Jewish connections. This is the central theme behind InterFaithways' second annual Interfaith...
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