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  • Mikvah: Calming Waters for a Chaotic Life

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The first time I saw a mikvah I had no idea what it was. My college roommate took me to a small building behind her synagogue that looked like a storage unit. We entered a dimly lit area where a small, green-tiled pool dominated the shabby room. It was hardly appealing, and I was...

  • Five Gold Bangles and World of Difference

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The morning of my wedding day, my mother called me into her bedroom. "Come sit with me," she said quietly, patting the spot next to her on the bed. I sat down beside her, the softness of the mattress causing our shoulders to touch.

    She turned her face toward mine, looking...

  • Is This Marriage Made in Heaven?

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The night I met my husband was a warm evening in April and the smell of orange blossoms permeated the air. The date was "arranged" by mutual friends but I had lots of doubts about meeting their old college friend, a nice Jewish doctor from Los Angeles.

    "If he's such a great guy, why...

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