Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

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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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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Lady Claire and Lord Godfrey Macdonald serve up Scottish stories by the yarn
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Sharon McDonnell
"You can't look a cow in the eye if you drink milk adulterated with water: It's an abomination." So states Lady Claire Macdonald, a blonde, 50ish vision in pearls and intense joie de vivre, whose cooking classes on Scotland's Isle of Skye in the Hebrides are heavily salted with strong opinions as she stirs, sautes, and chops. Lady Claire doesn't...
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At age 54, Esther Goldberg has danced in front of 46,000 people at a sold-out Phillies game and behind a casino bar wearing little more than a see-through mesh shirt over a sparkly bra. This is what Zumba can do to an otherwise mild-mannered masseuse and yoga instructor from Northeast Philly. If you haven't heard about Zumba yet, Goldberg and...
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Why the 'only child' has new company and popularity in contemporary societ
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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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