Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Randee Tecklin attended each of the christening ceremonies for her three grandchildren and has since watched as they've celebrated Christmas and Easter year in and year out. This Friday, she's taking them to a Chanukah party, but navigating the holidays with family -- her daughter-in-law isn't Jewish -- has always been fraught with difficulty. "It's a thin-ice experience," says Tecklin,...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's been a cool spring so far in New England. Of course, that hasn't stopped the azaleas and dogwoods from bursting forth in all their splendor. What a surprise, yet again, that the barren brown of winter can give forth to this riotous color. Though it follows the same pattern year after year after year, I'm still in a state...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
For a dying language, Yiddish manages to have quite a pulse on the latest technological terms. If Moteleh and Giteleh -- the Dick and Jane of my childhood Yiddish primers -- were alive today, you could find them at their kompyuter ekran / "computer screen" typing out a blitspost /"e-mail." Or they'd pick up their cell phone, their mobilke ,...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Come July, my husband and I may be wandering the streets in search of a home. But it's not because of the economic downturn. It is the result of deciding, two years ago, to downsize when our youngest went off to college. We promptly sold our house, rented half of a large duplex and have been extremely happy in this...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
My niece calls from college in tears: love trouble. She's been friends with Ben, a fellow student, since last year. He's always wanted more from the relationship, but she's held back. Last week, both of them were tipsy and kissed for the first time -- and it was magical! So they decided to go from platonic to romantic. And now,...
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