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Soriya Daniels

  • Cutting someone out of will can leave a legacy of pain

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Steve Kaplan had just finished sitting shiva for his mother when he was dealt another blow: He had been written out of her will.

    No written explanation. Not a word.

    He was shocked, having believed his entire life that he and his mother were close. Kaplan (not his real name) was...

  • Battle of the sexes along the Y-Divide

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Ladies and gentlemen, Rabbi Aryeh Pamensky holds the secret to your incredible, unbelievable and unparalleled happiness," announces the emcee in a dimly lit nightspot where hundreds of Jews are gathered, each hoping to attain what half of Americans find unattainable: a happy...
  • Old-World charm, modern life mingle in Holland

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm


    Here's a travel riddle that might send you packing: It's a European capital where culture abounds and permissiveness pervades. Its terrain is marked by 17th-century canals and floating houseboats, and it's home to a relatively small percentage of Jews despite its rich Jewish...
  • Muddy the Body, Cleanse the Soul

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Visitors to Israel are often looking for a spiritual uplift, and one of the country's best-kept secrets for achieving that transcendent state is not found in Jerusalem's Old City.

    Perhaps it is the oxygen-rich air coupled with the high-concentration of relaxing bromide. Or maybe...

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  • Sonoma Plan Adds   Flavor to Dull Diets

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Connie Guttersen is on a mission to make America smaller. Well, perhaps not geographically, but at least to shrink the size of the average American.

    Scientific studies have proven that weight-loss diets that are based on moderate amounts of the healthiest types of fats, such as...

  • In Death, Still Not Parting

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    I am 33,000 feet above ground en-route to LaGuardia, accompanying my father to his brother's funeral. I am expecting the coming days to be very difficult for my father, but not in the way you would expect. You see, my father and his recently deceased brother had not spoken in 20...

  • Pesach Trip Options Beyond the Ordinary

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Passover travel once meant shlepping to Miami Beach, where great operatic tenors like Robert Merrill and Jan Peerce would conduct the seder at a fancy-schmancy hotel, or to the Catskills, which was more haimish but just as fattening.

    But Passover travel options today have expanded...

  • The Jewish State of Relaxation

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    At spas around the world, activity menus focus on the body, offering the likes of hiking, exercise, body treatments and tai chi. Occasionally, spirituality can be explored in a special class or workshop. Long before the spa frenzy began filling travel columns nationwide, Jews...

  • Heart to Heart With ‘South Beach’ Doc

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Carbohydrate-filled days are over. Almost everyone is on the Atkins or Zone Diet. That is unless they've deserted them for The South Beach Diet, which proposes eating the "right carbs" and the "right fats" along with protein, giving dieters the best of both worlds.

    This extremely...

  • Tips to Avoid a Charitable Rip-Off

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Every Jewish New Year we recite the words, "Repentance, prayer and charity avert the evil decree." It sounds straightforward enough, but trying to navigate myriad charities, especially Jewish charities, is confounding.

    There is often an extra layer of complexity that comes with...

  • Balance Paramount to UPN Head Ostroff

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Dawn Ostroff, who in addition to being a religiously observant wife and mother, has worked her way up to a glamorous, powerful and exciting position: president of entertainment at UPN. Offering insight into the art of balancing home and work life and achieving one's professional...

  • A Portrait of My Wedding

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    After only two hours of sleep, I woke up on Aug. 13, 2000, to the sounds of drizzle hitting my hotel window. With a pit in my stomach, I got out of bed -- terrified and excited all at once. It was my wedding day, the culmination of three months of harried planning. I desperately...

  • Hair Apparent

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As I boarded the airplane with my baby last week, the passenger seated to my side smiled and commented, "What a beautiful little girl you have."

    I simply said, "Thank you."

    About an hour later, as I removed my baby's diaper for a quick change, the same woman gasped, "Oh my...

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