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A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Four)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Four)
By February 26, 2007

[This is the fourth in a four-part series published on Fridays.] In the six weeks I spent waiting to hear whether I tested positive for the cancer gene, I refused to think about the results. Perhaps I was just as … Read More

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A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Two)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Two)
By February 15, 2007

[This is the second in a four-part series published on Fridays.] I visited my mom in the hospital only once after she had her hysterectomy. I was 12, and the only thing I remember is being jealous that she could … Read More

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Day 1: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?

Day 1: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?
By February 12, 2007

Here’s the rub: even as the Jewish Renewal (JR) movement makes a good deal of intellectual and moral sense to a portion of our generation—the politics, the egalitarianism, and so forth—on an emotional, visceral level, the whole scene can just … Read More

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A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part One)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part One)
By February 8, 2007

[This is the first in a four-part series published on Fridays.] Later this month, my mother is going to have her breasts removed—not because she has cancer, but because she’s quite sure she’ll get it. It’s not the first time … Read More

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FrontLein: Darth Edgar

FrontLein: Darth Edgar
By February 5, 2007

About fifteen minutes ago, I was sitting at my desk, working exceedingly hard, when I couldn't help notice that something around me had changed. Maybe it was the recent shadow that had slid across my desk, maybe it was the … Read More

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Jobnik!: A Good Jewish Girl Gone Better

Jobnik!: A Good Jewish Girl Gone Better
By February 1, 2007

I lived in a neighborhood renowned for its ugliness and unlivability and worked with its children. It overpowered me sometimes though, how much I loved my group of six-year olds who couldn’t sit still and couldn’t understand my Hebrew half … Read More

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FrontLein: A Subset of My Sanity

FrontLein: A Subset of My Sanity
By January 31, 2007

It's been said that there is "no rest for the wicked." Well, I knew Amy was wicked. And Weiss won't freaking shut up about my tortellini salad (which I had again today). Izzy's a little too quiet and likeable. Michael … Read More

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Frum Seeking Frum

Frum Seeking Frum
By December 5, 2006

Horny haredim provide endless fodder for secular Jews playing the “See, you’re not so holy!” game. After all, if the pious can’t live up to their own rules, then maybe those of us who prefer Henry Miller and absinthe to … Read More

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