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  • In “My Opinionation”: Looking Back on Blossom

    8 hours ago

    My interest in Blossom blossomed relatively late, since I discovered the television show well after it stopped airing on NBC. When Blossom premiered in 1991, its title character was fourteen. I was seven—and more interested in Garfield and Friends than Blossom and Co. Instead, ...

  • Marry young

    By Dennis Prager

    October 9, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    I know the arguments that people give for delaying marriage: 

    “I’m not ready.”

    “I need to be financially secure first.”

    “Right now, I’m preoccupied with ____” (fill in the blank).

    “To tell you the truth, I’m having too much fun to settle down.” (This argument is usually...

  • The Relationships in Between Your Relationships

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    January 31, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    I had a big fight with my sister last week.  My sister and I are incredibly close and have been for our entire lives but we can still fight pretty passionately.  I have a week off in March and want to take a trip with her because although we’ve traveled extensively as a family, we...

  • Still Blonde.  But Not Sixteen.

    By Sarah Tuttle-Singer

    January 25, 2011 | 11:31 am

    The first time I went to Israel, I was 16.


    And from Los Angeles.


    And blonde.


    We’re talking triple threat.


    I was on one of those summer programs in Israel–you know, those Jewish hookup-fests thinly disguised as “educational and spiritual trips”...

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  • To let go and to pray

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    November 6, 2008 | 11:35 pm

    Lech Lecha begins with God telling Abraham, "Go forth from your land, from your birthplace, from the house of your father to the land that I will show you."

    But why does God say it in this particular order?

    If you've left your country of origin, haven't you already left your...

  • Happy birthday to me

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 21, 2008 | 12:07 am

    Not long ago, a guy I know, a good guy who to all outward appearances seems happy and successful, replied to a birthday e-mail I sent him at work -- "go home and blow out some candles" -- with this:

    "I'm 40-f---ing-8, give me a break. They tell me that's close to 50, but I refuse...

  • Season’s end means mixed emotions for mom

    By Gina Nahai

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's 2 p.m. on a Saturday, and I'm sitting with a dozen other women in the bleachers on a field in Palos Verdes.

    I've had to get up at 6 a.m. start driving at 7 a.m. to get my son here at 8 a.m., and I know I'll be here for at least another couple of hours. I've lived in Southern...
  • Beyond ‘the day’

    By Jeff Bernhardt

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When I began my work as a b'nai mitzvah teacher almost 25 years ago, I believed that it was all about the day. Everything I taught, every prayer or Torah verse the student studied, every reminder or nudge to study from the parent -- it was all about the day.

    In these last few...
  • Where Is Home? U.S. or Israel?

    By Edoe Cohen

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One, two, tree."

    "No, dad! It's one, two, thhhhreeee."

    Growing up with Israeli parents in Los Angeles was often uncomfortable. I never felt completely at home. My parents were not locals, yet I was. They pronounced things differently with heavy accents: "Thhhhreeee," not, "tree!"

    ...
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