Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
First comes love. Then comes re-marriage. However, somewhere in between, the revitalized lovebirds have to figure out a delicate way to tell their respective children about their intentions and its possible effects on the entire family’s future. Though Macy’s wedding registry cannot provide all of the essentials for a combined household, Scott Browning, psychologist and professor of psychology at Chestnut...
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Toward the end of her life, 15-year-old Rina Goldberg declared her bedroom to be a no-crying zone. She tried her best to enforce that policy, too, said her father, Ari, director of the Jewish Community High School at Gratz College. "If you're going to cry, leave the room," the Cheltenham teenager once told her grandma. Even as a debilitating disease...
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Annoying, sure. But can toddlers playing with their food have darker implications?
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Why do toddlers play with their food? Is it simply an annoying -- and frustrating -- rite of passage for a child? Or does it have deeper implications? Recent headlines in Europe and a major study in Israel show that quirky early eating habits may have some serious roots with international ramifications. Britain's Daily Mail reported recently that a child...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
For many people, having a baby is a relatively straightforward process. The child is conceived, the couple goes to the doctor and labor classes, they wait nine months for the newborn to arrive and then: "Mazel tov!" For an Israeli couple with local ties, however, it was a bit more complicated. Hagai Maoz, 37, and Hagai Zvuluni, 33, have been...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
My niece calls from college in tears: love trouble. She's been friends with Ben, a fellow student, since last year. He's always wanted more from the relationship, but she's held back. Last week, both of them were tipsy and kissed for the first time -- and it was magical! So they decided to go from platonic to romantic. And now,...
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