Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
After dinner, she lit up, almost by reflex. The restaurant was nice and the conversation interesting enough with a woman I'll call Arella. As we slowly strolled to my car and I disabled the alarm, preparing to open the door for her, she asked, "Do you mind if I smoke in your car?" My answer was that I did. Arella,...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Judaism teaches the idea that men's and women's neshama (or "soul") fuse together and become complete when marrying your bashert, or "fated one." When it comes to love and relationships, everyone should be so lucky as to find a partner who agrees with this teaching. But when it comes to leading a successful life, are we measuring our satisfaction on...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The train rambled along -- somewhere between Washington and Philadelphia, northern Maryland probably -- when the stranger and I started talking. The overpriced, but delicious, chocolate-chip cookie from the cafe car broke the ice. She admired the treat, but declined my offer when I broke off a piece for her. Then we began chatting. "Laura" was a married woman on...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
With all the holidays, birthdays and sports events over the last few months, I have had a packed social schedule. I've talked about finding a new significant other and how to focus on yourself as a stronger, improved person, but as I raced from one event to the next, I realized that sometimes being single is just great! My friend,...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
When it comes to a Jewish Christmas dance, people seem just as eager to leave as they were to get in. My adventure in the coat-room a few years ago really began when the party ended, providing me with lessons in dance management, as well as in the human condition. It was entertaining to watch, even if I felt like...
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