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  • Rabbinical marriage counseling works—up to a point

    By Marc Ballon

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Karen Fox remembers the moment when she decided she needed to pursue a master's degree in counseling psychology.
     
    In the late 1980s, Fox, a rabbi at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, decided to create a support group for several couples who had privately sought her out to discuss...
  • Market Yourself Into Marriage

    By Amy Klein

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Why are you single?"

    The woman who recently hurled this accusation at me, I suppose, intended it as a compliment: how could someone as ________ as me not have a husband? We were both attending a baby shower for a mutual friend, and I hadn't seen this woman since our mutual friend's...

  • Supervising Life

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Two women shared a room in a major Israeli hospital some years ago, both awaiting the insemination portion of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. One of the women, "Mrs. Cohen," was undergoing the procedure under the supervision of a mashgiach [religious supervisor] from Machon...

  • Findings Reveal Demographic Shift

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This is the American Jewish world, by the numbers, as revealed in the just-released National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 (NJPS)

    The Jewish population now stands at 5.2 million, down 5.45 percent from 5.5 million in 1990.

    Jews represent 2 percent of...

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  • Better With Age

    By Jane Ulman

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "You're the oldest of all my friends' moms," my son, Danny, 11, tells me.

    Like I don't know this. Or have a card for senior discounts or billions of cells that have lost their elasticity to prove it.

    A year and a half ago, I was a trendsetter. The Wall Street Journal reported that...

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