Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774
By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
We just survived our daughter's first winter break from college. How do you keep them down on the farm after three months of parent-free living? "I'm 18 now!" was her rallying cry as she left the house for yet another night of carousing with the old crowd. Nevertheless, the next morning found her kickboxing and swimming laps at the local...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I was sitting in our synagogue library cataloguing books when Joanie Hirsch poked her head in. "Do you have anything on Jewish weddings?" she asked in a stage whisper. Something in her tone caused me to think the answer she wanted was not so much "Yes" as "Why?" And sure enough, when I replied "What for?" she drew herself up...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's not that often that we eat Shabbat dinner on a bed in the middle of a dining room. But my husband and I were so happy to get a dinner invitation from my daughter and her roommates that we would have gladly eaten off the floor! It's my daughter's first post-college apartment. Four young women share a space in...
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Bringing God into the picture is the focus of Main Line fertility center
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
While thoughts of having a baby are a natural for most couples, actually conceiving that little bundle of joy can be a completely different matter for some, who may ultimately resort to some kind of fertility treatment. But such a measure can be troublesome to some want-to-be mothers and fathers, particularly for Orthodox couples, who struggle greatly with how to...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Every year at Camp Moshava, a Jewish overnight camp nestled in the Pocono Mountains, more than 1,000 children enjoy summertime staples like arts-and-crafts, boating and Color War. Yet the camp, sponsored by Bnei Akiva of North America, has no significant indoor gathering space, nor does it have an air-conditioned dining hall. Its director, Alan Silverman, also pointed out that the...
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