Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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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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Kyle Meranus had a powerful experience at Pinemere Camp last summer. "I connected with myself and learned about what Judaism means to me -- while having fun!" declared the 14-year-old, who attended the Jewish overnight camp thanks to a grant from the Overnight Camp Incentive Program. Designed to attract new campers to this important Jewish identity-building tool, it is a...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
As I round the corner to our kitchen, I come face to face with a large photo showing me and Sam clowning around near Lincoln Center. The two of us are beaming right off the page. You'd think that we'd just been picked to play violin solos with the New York Philharmonic, when the less dramatic truth is that we...
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