I first heard about the tradition of a simchat bat (celebration of the daughter) or brit bat (covenant of the daughter) after the birth of my own daughter last month. My wife, who converted to Judaism, was reading a book called “The Little Book of Jewish Celebrations.” I had given...
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June 27, 2012 | 12:13 am
I was very much looking forward to talking to Twitter’s @AsianPosh1. She has been following me on Twitter for a long time and has been truly lovely. She defends me to the haters, reads my reality blog and my lifestyle blog, and always has a kind word for everyone who needs it. ...
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"My childhood skidded to a stop on a Tuesday afternoon in the middle of my 15th year, with my mother's first mammogram results," writes Hope Edelman in her moving new book, "Motherless Mothers: How Mother Loss Shapes the Parents We Become" (Harper Collins). For Edelman, her mother's...
July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Michael Angel died June 12 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Judith (Bob Salvaria); son, Stephen (Ellen); five grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ruth Anne Baim died June 16 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Sol) Mandelblatt; grandchildren, Michael Mandelblatt...
September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm
A recent day brought welcome news for a small group of young Bedouin women who weekly gathered in a tin shed in a corner of their windswept desert village of Kasr Alssr, Israel, to study.
"Funding has come through, so you will now be able to study for your high school matriculation...
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When one person helps another person, it's a mitzvah. When 1,500 people from 30 different organizations join together to help out in over 50 volunteering projects, it's Temple Israel of Hollywood's (TIOH) Mitzvah Day.
The April 29 event attracted volunteers of all ages from both...