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Like a Virgin

Like a Virgin
By September 11, 2007

The high holidays are a time for new beginnings—a kind of reset button on whatever you’ve gotten wrong in the past year. Services take care of your spiritual crimes, allowing you to wash all the grime off your metaphysical windows … Read More

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Decoded Dinner

Decoded Dinner
By August 31, 2007

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish version of New Year’s Eve, but the festive meal served during the holiday is the Jewish culinary rival to an American Thanksgiving — it also includes slow-cooking a big hunk of meat (brisket) and preparing … Read More

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Diamonds Haven’t Always Been Forever

Diamonds Haven’t Always Been Forever
By May 21, 2007

Marriage is about money, as anyone who’s ever taken a college seminar on Jane Austen knows. On the wedding night, the bride’s assets slip into a lace teddy, the groom’s assets put on their silk pajamas, and the two become … Read More

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Five ways to keep the wedding-industrial complex off your ring finger

Five ways to keep the wedding-industrial complex off your ring finger
By May 21, 2007

Sometimes the best nontraditional engagement ring isn’t a ring at all; one Indiebride poster’s fiancé proposed with a skee-ball machine. If your sweetie’s not a skee-ball champ, though, you can always go with one of the following options, or pick … Read More

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Hardly Working

Hardly Working
By May 11, 2007

When I told my wife that we would be observing Shabbat as the next step on my quest to become the Perfect Jew, she acted as if I had announced I was leaving the Tribe to become a Buddhist. She … Read More

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Rabbi Arthur Green’s Ten Commandments of Shabbat

Rabbi Arthur Green’s Ten Commandments of Shabbat
By May 11, 2007

1. Stay at home and spend quality time with family and friends. 2. Celebrate with others, at the table, in the synagogue, or with those who can best share appreciation of God’s world. 3. Study or read something that will … Read More

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The Taming of the Jew

The Taming of the Jew
By May 6, 2007

We were having some trouble with the boy again. In an argument with a classmate, he’d thrown a block at the other boy’s forehead. The block connected. According to reliable observers, a geyser of blood erupted. The other kids in … Read More

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The Power of Wishful Thinking

The Power of Wishful Thinking
By April 25, 2007

For three weeks, Rebecca DiLiberto has been faithfully following the rules of The Secret, the Oprah-approved self-help phenomenon that's spent the last three months on the New York Times bestseller list. The Secret’s central idea is the "law of attraction," … Read More

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