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Raising financially sensible kids

By Ryan Torok

2 days ago

Author and financial columnist Ron Lieber. Photo by Randy Martinez

Spoiled children are made, not born — and there’s something you can do about that. 

That’s the message of New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber’s new book, “The Opposite of... read full article

  • Bridging two cultures within one community

    By Ryan Torok

    2 days ago

    A recent discussion at Sinai Temple called “Inside the Persian Jewish Community” examined the community’s internal as well as external forces, as talk turned to the stereotypes and tensions that sometimes develop with local Ashkenazi Jews. 

    “Persians feel so judged by the...

  • Turn your floral bouquet into homemade potpourri

    By Jonathan Fong

    2 days ago

    Who doesn’t love receiving a bouquet of fresh flowers, whether it’s for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or just because? The sweet smells always brighten your day and add a burst of joyful color to your home. It’s too bad, then, that arrangements typically wilt in about a...

  • Design lessons from Oscar-nominated movies

    By Jonathan Fong

    1 week ago

    This year’s crop of Oscar contenders is filled with memorable performances, meditations on life and death, nail-biting suspense and, yes, valuable decorating lessons. If you’ve ever sat through a movie and wondered not whether the butler did it, but where the butler bought that...

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  • How to get started on your family tree

    by E. Randol Schoenberg

    1 week ago

    Building your family tree has never been easier. Here are some quick steps to help you get started.

    1. Choose a platform. You can scribble your tree down on paper the old-fashioned way, or you can save yourself some headaches and use genealogy software that’s been developed over...

  • My fifth-grade family tree project

    by E. Randol Schoenberg

    1 week ago

    My son Joey’s fifth-grade class at Sinai Akiba Academy is participating in the worldwide “My Family Story” competition sponsored by Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, on the campus of Tel Aviv University. The kids have to start by building a family tree, and then they...

  • ‘Holocaust by Bullets’ Reveals mass killing sites

    by Evan Henerson

    1 week ago

    As is often the case with an idea that becomes a movement, Father Patrick Desbois’ interest in seeking out the dead originated with a personal quest. His grandfather Claudius Desbois was a French soldier who was deported during World War II and held as a prisoner of war in Rawa...

  • Survivor: Morris Price

    By Jane Ulman

    1 week ago

    “You remain,” the SS soldier said, pointing at Morris Price  — then Moniek Prajs — instructing him to wait in the open truck that had just arrived at Birkenau from the Krakow ghetto. “You get off,” the soldier told another prisoner. Soon, as the soldier continued to shout commands,...

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