Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775
By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The DJ blasted Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" louder than I ever heard any music. As I navigated the winding staircase, I was introduced like an all-star in the starting lineup. The light show reflected from a disco ball, and in addition to concentrating on not slipping down the stairs, I had to put on a happy face. This was...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
With the elimination of more than 5 million jobs since December 2007, coupled with the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the nation's unemployment rate has hit 8.5 percent, there's a good chance some of those without jobs are also without mates. Dating is tough enough when you have a job -- and a disposable income to...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Over the past few years, I have gone to so many social situations by myself that I forgot how much better it is having a buddy by my side. This revelation came a couple of months ago, when I attended a party with a friend, a young guy formerly associated with my office. We met up in New York City...
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By:
Gail Shister, JE Feature
Jonathan Gilad, 24, works on Capitol Hill, studied at yeshiva in Israel, attends Orthodox services at least twice a week and has never tasted a cheeseburger. Cornell freshman Annie Bass, 18, prays throughout the day -- including before and after meals -- and is known around campus as "the girl in the kippot." Matt Feczko, 21, a junior at the...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Four women in gowns recently hovered over me while I was on my back. Before you think this is some sort of sordid story more suited for the pages of an adult magazine, let me explain ... The women were nurses. The gowns were hospital garb. And I was on my back because I passed out in the middle of...
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