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  • Meeting an old Friend at Target

    By Ilana Angel

    3 days ago

    Last night I went to Target to buy wrapping paper. I also stopped by the toy department to see about getting clothes for my nieces favorite doll. As I looked around I noticed a young boy sitting on the floor playing with an action figure. He looked up to ask his mom if he could...

  • Special day for special needs

    2 weeks ago

    "Do you want to start or should I?” asked Shlomo Meyers, the more brazen of the two. His bashful wife, Danielle, gave him the go-ahead. 

    “Why is it always me?” he laughed, but continued without hesitation. “We met two years ago, at camp in Pennsylvania.”

    Typical to Orthodox...

  • Finding their place [VIDEO]

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 22, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Lauren Levine is settling in with a group of friends apartment to watch “American Idol,” when a look of panic comes over her face. She rummages around, finds her keys and darts out.

    “I left the hair thing on,” she says when she returns, breathless, from her own apartment...

  • Something special

    September 16, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Stephen Michaels’ fondest memories of his Aunt Lisa are of watching movies with her.

    “I remember being next to her, just being with her,” he said. “It was fun.”

    One of her favorites was “Forrest Gump.” She could relate.

    At age 12, Stephen is the same age that his...

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  • Who you calling rebbetzin, why you dissing Palin, what college anti-Semitism?

    September 17, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    The Rabbi's Spouse

    In her recent story, Danielle Berrin contemplates the role of the clergy's spouse ("Who You Calling Rebbetzin?" Sept. 12).

    It seems that one of the downsides is being misunderstood.  
     
    I repeatedly emphasized to Danielle that my voluntary role in our...
  • A quiet hero

    By David Suissa

    July 9, 2008 | 9:58 pm

    On the day she perished in the bulldozer attack last week in Jerusalem, Elizabeth "Libby" Goren-Friedman was preparing for a very special night.

    For the past 10 years, Libby, a psychologist who worked with the blind during the day, had been volunteering as a counselor for young women...

  • Our family’s journey to make sure our special son was included

    By Rony Rosenbaum

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    As soon as they put him on my belly, I knew. I looked at his eyes, and they were a bit puffy, as is normal after a regular delivery, but I knew.

    My husband, Mark, said he looked perfect, with all fingers and toes accounted for. I kept asking if he was all right; he was our second...

  • The journey to inclusion

    By William Kolbrener

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    My son, Shmuel, was born four years ago on the 10th of Cheshvan. My wife woke me at 3 a.m.; we were at the hospital a bit after 3:30. Not her first delivery, the labor was quick. By 5:45, she gave birth.

    So efficient she was, I thought that there would be time to make it to my...

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