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  • Bad Cat!

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 19, 2015 | 5:10 am

    The cat pooped on the couch again, and my husband isn't talking to me. That is, he's only deigning to address me if absolutely necessary, ending each sentence with, "Get rid of the cat!" Does he really think endless repetition will change my mind?

    We've been over this subject ad...

  • Power of the Past

    By Jane Ulman

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My son Zack, 17, is celebrating Shabbat dinner tonight at the Bohema Restaurant in Krakow, Poland.

    In fact, not only is he celebrating Shabbat, but he and his group -- 15 students from Milken Community High School in Los Angeles and 140 students from Tichon Chadash High School in...

  • Piscatorial Compassion

    By Jane Ulman

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Fish is meat," announces Danny, my 9-year-old vegetarian son.

    "Fish is fish," responds Larry, my 50-something pescetarian husband.

    Judaism backs up Larry, classifying fish as pareve, neither dairy nor meat, and telling us that fish first appeared almost 6,000 years ago, on the...

  • Operation: GobbleCrying ‘fowl’ on Thanksgiving by feeding, not eating, a turkey.

    By Jane Ulman

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Judaism commands us to be kind to animals.

    Thus I don't eat them and I don't keep them as pets. But this Thanksgiving, I've gone a step further. I've rescued one.

    "Oh great, you adopted some foul fowl," my husband, Larry, says.

    "Not any old fowl," I answer, "but Pumpkin, a 40-pound...

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  • Preemptive Strike Against Hate

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    One would think that a Barnes & Noble store would be the last place someone would be encouraged to close a book, yet that is exactly what Barnes & Noble Booksellers, along with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Scholastic Books, wants children to do.

    Conceived by the three...

  • A Nanny’s Story

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 31, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    There are a thousand stories in the naked city of Los Angeles, but when it comes to nannies, there are at least a million - nannies who have a free reign of the household, nannies who make good salaries, nannies who get help from their employers to buy cars or put a down payment on a...

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