Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

By:
Sharon McDonnell
I've sailed the British Virgin Islands. I've sailed off the coast of Tangiers. I've sailed off Martha's Vineyard. So what the heck am I doing sailing on dry land? In a contraption that looks like a go-kart but attached to a sail -- a silly grin pasted on my face -- I'm whipping around a track really, really fast on...
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Why parent-child communication may be a preventative
By:
Stacey Honowitz
Please do not be afraid of this article. Child sexual abuse is a despicable act; unfortunately, it is a reality that a lot of families must deal with. This is a subject that is not discussed around the office water cooler, but it is a discussion that parents and teachers should be having, especially in light of the pervasiveness of...
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Old City resident with modern ideas about website discounts and bargains
By:
Adam Taxin
Some might shy away before opening a new business venture at a time when it would be charitable to describe the U.S. economy as "stagnant." Others, however, might embrace opportunity where it happens. Matthew Balin belongs to the latter group; last year around this time, he launched the consumer deal website MyChinoki.com. It's hard to miss the enthusiasm that Balin...
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By:
Susan Perloff
Sonia and Joseph Weissman wake early on Wednesday to attend 8 a.m. minyan at the Flamingo Beach Resort, in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten. The Weissmans, of the Hillcrest section of Queens, are not the only vacationers among the 20 Jews in attendance. In this half-Dutch (St. Maarten), half-French (St. Martin) Caribbean island, daily minyan began at the beginning of January...
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Time seemed to slow as a lone actor in a stained tallis commanded the Gershman Y auditorium, beseeching God -- in Yiddish -- not to break the souls of his people as they died fighting the Nazis in the Warsaw ghetto. An hour later, the somber mood lifted as a Turkish/Eastern European-infused harmonica ensemble took over the stage. This was...
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