Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
Divvying up the house in a divorce in a bitter economy
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Face it: Marriage can be absolutely magical or one of the worst experiences of a lifetime. And, although it's never easy to end a marriage, today it's even harder, especially in these times of economic recession and a declining housing market. Contemplating divorce during an economic recession can be tremendously complicated, leading some couples who want to divorce to postpone...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I'm old enough to remember trudging through the snow to get to school with my ski pants bunched uncomfortably under my dress. Once there, off came the boots and the pants; before going home again, they were yanked back on. My daughters are incredulous that the New York City public schools permitted girls to wear only dresses or skirts in...
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Is there room for a child's heritage when he becomes 'Americanized'?
By:
Alexandra Dorante, JE Feature
When she was 2, Jennifer Kelley's mother abandoned her at a Korean train station. She was quickly put into foster care in Korea, and, six months later, a white American couple adopted her. The couple changed her Korean name, Myung Ja Choi, and moved the family to an all-white neighborhood in New Canaan, Conn. With two white brothers and a...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
When I was a little girl in Yiddish school, we read a touching Chanukah story by Aaron Maggid. It concerned the plight of European refugees who were trying to make their way to the Jewish homeland right after the Shoah. The story is set in a small fishing village in Eretz Yisrael. Little Miriam and her friends hear about the...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I've just finished unpacking my simcha suitcase. Due to the prodigious size of my husband's family, we're often en route to cities like New York, Minneapolis or San Francisco to attend yet another wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We have it down to a science: Nice outfits are hung in a garment bag, and everything else is divided into carry-ons. The...
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