Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
Author traces those spiritual 'baby steps' to parenthood
By:
Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Everyone told Rabbi Ilana Grinblat that becoming a parent changes everything. But she had no idea what they were talking about. Until, of course, she became a parent. Grinblat's new memoir-style parenting guide, Blessings and Baby Steps: The Spiritual Path of Parenthood , takes readers through the milestones of parenting -- from conception and labor through swimming lessons and first...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
At age 75, Walter H.G. Lewin ranks as one of the scientific universe's hottest and coolest rock stars. His notoriety comes from elevating solid lecturing at one of the nation's top universities to new heights of enjoyment and enlightenment through Internet outlets such as iTunes and YouTube. The secret to his cybersuccess? Keeping it simple and real, as well as...
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By:
Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
The frustrated father in Go The F - - to Sleep , a new children's book for grown ups, is desperate for his toddler to lie down, quit asking for another bedtime story or glass of milk or teddy bear, and get some shut-eye. Because, damn it, mom and dad just want to watch a movie. The book, penned by...
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By:
Diane McManus, JE Feature
When young athletes come together, as they will for the Maccabi Games to be hosted by the Kaiserman JCC from Aug. 14 to 19, it is no surprise that they have trained hard, achieved goals and come to their events well prepared. Another reality of the games -- which will bring some 1,000 teenagers from across the country and the...
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Why the 'only child' has new company and popularity in contemporary societ
By:
Elyse Glickman
The adage "less is more" is taking on a more profound meaning when it comes to the way modern couples go about family planning. Although a century ago, social stigma and stereotypes swirled around single-child families, today having only one child is becoming increasingly viewed as a common-sense decision rather than a sorrowful circumstance or an act of selfishness. The...
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