Sunday, October 26, 2014 Heshvan 2, 5775
By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
This past erev Rosh Hashanah found my husband and I scurrying through the streets of Paris's Jewish quarter. Hours earlier, those streets pulsed with the sounds of schmoozing and shopping. We, along with local Parisians and a gaggle of tourists feasted on Mi-va-mi's falafel l'authentique and Sacha Finkelsztajn's Viennese strudel. But now the streets were quiet, the shops closed. The...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Teri Touchstone has a lot on her plate as mom to three active teens. She volunteers at their schools, as well as with community charities, and drives all three kids to their numerous extracurricular activities. But, on top of all that, the Gladwyne wife and full-time mother also has had to care for her 100-year-old grandmother, Jean Gordon, who has...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
A good friend told me about going to a psychology conference and running into a college acquaintance she hadn't seen in more than 30 years. "We looked at each other's name tags, and the memories came flooding back," she told me. Then she paused and whispered half-jokingly, "But she looked so middle-aged!" I know what my friend means. It doesn't...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
September and Elul are upon us. The bright, dusty light of summer trails off. The wind picks up, and gathers along with it our readiness -- or reluctance -- to face another year and another reckoning. Like the leaves tossed about by the wind, we are not asked if we want to participate in the rhythm of the season. It...
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History can repeat itself -- even when it's at home
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When a first marriage ends and a new love is on the horizon, it may be the perfect time to begin a new, even a better second marriage, right? Not always. Just because you're divorced and about to marry again, don't think you might be able to avoid the same problems that drove you to divorce the first time around...
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