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My single peeps: Michael C.

by Seth Menachem

September 13, 2011 | 7:16 pm

Photo by Malina Saval

Michael was born in Michigan. He went to Columbia University, where he studied political science and wrote his thesis on nuclear deterrence theory. He went on to Berkeley Law School with the... read full article

  • Roseanne Barr: Meditate with me at Jewish retreat center

    by Dvora Meyers, JTA

    September 13, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    When one thinks of Roseanne Barr, “meditative” is hardly the first adjective that comes to mind.

    The Emmy Award-winning comedian and actress, who reached superstar status with her role as a blue-collar matriarch on her hit eponymous sitcom, was never known for her mellow side...

  • One woman’s political awakening

    by Aatekah A. Mir-Khan

    September 7, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    Sept. 11 is partly responsible for my choice of career. In 2001, I was an architecture student, even if a disillusioned one, completely uninterested in politics and affairs of the world.

    9/11 changed that.

    Sept. 11, 2001, was just another lazy evening for me in Lahore. I had my...

  • Stacey K.

    by Seth Menachem

    September 7, 2011 | 11:21 am

    When you think of a born-and-bred Brooklyn girl, blond-haired Stacey probably isn’t what comes to mind. When she pulls up to meet me, she’s on a pink scooter in a black outfit layered with pink — pink nail polish, a long, pink scarf, even a pink cover on her iPhone. She looks...

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  • Benson S.

    by Seth Menachem

    August 31, 2011 | 9:54 am

    Benson was born in Canada. “I call it Poland, because the winters are so bad.” He asks me about myself, and when I answer, he lifts his hands in the air and waves his fingers at me. He’s sending me “blessings,” he says. He has this spiritual/guru kind of bent to everything...

  • Samantha S.

    by Seth Menachem

    August 23, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    Samantha wants to take up yoga to get leaner. She says, “I think I’m built to be Hulk’s sister. Just paint me green.” She looks sturdy. Not fat. Like a sequoia … or Hulk’s sister. She has muscles. I’m pretty sure she could beat me in a fight. She likes to kickbox, and she...

  • The shul that fits

    By Rachel Heller

    August 19, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    It happens most Friday nights. I close my laptop, pack stray work-related thoughts into my mental filing cabinet and begin to decompress for the weekend, when an insistent pang starts tugging at my brain. Something, I’ve long felt, is missing.

    Several months ago, I finally put my...

  • Good kavanot

    By Dikla Kadosh

    August 19, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    The Hebrew word kavanot doesn’t have a direct translation to English, even though English is a far richer language: it beats Hebrew 250,000 words to 80,000. The closest translation would be “intentions.” That’s the definition most commonly used in the context of Jewish...

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