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Has your gift list got game?

By Adam Wills

December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

With Chanukah gift shopping well underway, three video game systems are jockeying for the top position on teen wish lists. Demand for PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii is outstripping the... read full article
  • What did you say your name was?

    By Leisah Woldoff

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    After the ceremony and after the reception, when all the guests have gone and the tables are cleared, there you are: Mr. and Mrs.
     
    The next morning, the groom wakes up with his name intact. However, the bride wakes up with a different identity.
     
    Every few days during the wedding...
  • Same-sex unions roil Jews in former Soviet Union

    By Vladimir Matveyev

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The resignation of a longtime leader of one of the largest Reform congregations in Ukraine has thrown the spotlight on a bitter controversy over homosexuality within the post-Soviet Reform movement.
     
    Boris Kapustin, 70, founder and chairman of the Reform congregation in the Crimean...
  • Scenes from 50 years of marriage

    By Tom Tugend

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    An acquaintance of mine, the late screenwriter Michael Blankfort, wrote a book with my favorite title, "I Didn't Know I Would Live So Long."
     
    If I were to write a sequel, it would be, "I Didn't Know I Would Be Married for 50 Years, and to the Same Woman."
     
    Well, Rachel and I are...
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  • Finding their way home to Judaism: three same-sex couples share their conversion stories

    By Nick Street

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "My parents were old hippies," said Felicia Park-Rogers, who grew up in the Bay Area. "They were very suspicious of organized religion and anything else smacking of authority."
     
    When Park-Rogers, 35, met Rachel Timoner, her partner-to-be, in San Francisco in the early 1990s, she was...
  • Water and pumpkins mark eco-friendly Sukkot

    By Jane Ulman

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    During Sukkot, families of Kesher Israel, a Modern Orthodox congregation in Washington, D.C., will gather together for a special celebration. Socializing in the synagogue's sukkah, they will be treated to a tantalizing array of chocolate cakes and candies, accompanied by delicious...
  • A healthy hut—lighter side of Sukkot cooking

    By Rachel Kantrowitz

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As you look forward to Sukkot, you may have a few lingering thoughts from the reflection and retrospection of the High Holidays. Perhaps you promised to treat your body to more healthful, nutritious food. Or maybe your new goal is to take time out to observe Jewish holidays, or to...
  • Macrobiotic principles fit Sukkot meals

    By Annabelle Stevens

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Lee Gross, 31, and Ben Newman grew up together in New York. Both loved Hebrew school and dreamed of going to rabbinical school. Twenty years later, their spiritual journeys took them on different professional paths. Newman is a rabbi. Gross is executive chef of M Café de Chaya on...

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