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What to expect when you’re not sure you’re done expecting

By Debi Pomerantz

July 9, 2008 | 10:57 pm

Debi Pomerantz and her husband Mike Mendelson with
their kids, from left, Zane, Anya, Coby and Bailey Mendelson.
Photo courtesy Debi Pomerantz

At 30, my friend Lisa had two toddlers, a workaholic husband and an interrupted career as a pediatrician. Exhausted from being a full-time mom, she looked forward to the time when her kids... read full article
  • Falling dollar hurts seniors in former Soviet Union

    By Grant Slater

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    MOSCOW (JTA) -- From its perch above a shelf packed with crystal dishes, a photograph of Alexey Zheleznyak's late wife keeps watch over a spotless apartment.

    The ripple effect of a sluggish American economy has forced Zheleznyak, 81, into what he calls the "woman's business" of...

  • Memoir recalls educator’s hardships, success in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    When local Iranian Jews gathered to honor Elias Eshaghian, a pivotal educator and director of many Jewish schools throughout Iran during the last century, Temple Beth El in West Hollywood was filled to capacity.

    Treating him like a rock star, the crowd mobbed 70-something...

  • The emotional landmines of family caregiving

    By Dr. Rachelle Zukerman

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Most families squabble. After a short cooling-off period, relatives tend to resolve spats and go on with their individual lives. But there are situations that make it difficult to restore harmony. For example, when an elderly loved one breaks a hip, suffers from dementia, a stroke or...
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  • The emotional landmines of family caregiving

    By Dr. Rachelle Zukerman

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Most families squabble. After a short cooling-off period, relatives tend to resolve spats and go on with their individual lives. But there are situations that make it difficult to restore harmony. For example, when an elderly loved one breaks a hip, suffers from dementia, a stroke or...
  • One more time around

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Stuart Miller was not looking for a wife. After two failed marriages over the course of 15 years, the Arcadia doctor and father of two was content with his newfound bachelorhood and independence. But when he met Stacy, the widowed mother of one of his daughter's Hebrew school...
  • Shoah survivors ‘graduate’ from New Jew

    By Julie G Fax

    June 5, 2008 | 2:35 pm

    At first glance, the idea seemed sort of maudlin.

    New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) awarded eight Holocaust survivors honorary high school diplomas last Wednesday night, symbolically handing them back a part of their adolescence that had been stolen by the war.

    The emotions...

  • The human touch of Harold Kushner

    By Ben Harris

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    At 72, Rabbi Harold Kushner, the best-selling author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," leads a life that most of his rabbinic colleagues can only dream of.

    Having left the full-time rabbinate more than two decades ago, his days are largely spent writing and lecturing -- or...

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