Every time I’m at the Supermarket, I start to remember my very first trip to one just like it. When you come to America from the former Soviet Union and enter ANY grocery store, you are bound to go into shock. As I’ve written before, the shelves of U.S.S.R.’s grocery stores...
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I am just not as Tiger-esque as I had hoped to be this summer, in fact I am the very opposite of the Tiger Mother! But, I did have big plans to become one over the summer break… And even bigger plans to grow a pair when it comes to my children NOT sitting around watching TV,...
June 23, 2011 | 11:51 am
Ever since my Grandmother passed away twelve years ago, I have been feeling like I am never alone. Even if the house is completely silent and free from all and any rambunctious/annoying children, I always feel like there is someone else in there with me. Being pretty superstitious,...
June 14, 2011 | 10:08 am
The U.S. House of Representatives approved Rep. Anthony Weiner’s request for a leave of absence.
Weiner (D-N.Y.) requested a two-week leave of absence in order to enter a treatment center to deal with his addiction to having inappropriate online relationships with women. He...
May 31, 2011 | 1:18 pm
Lately I’ve been thinking about the many jobs I have had, all through my teenage years and adulthood. The reason I started thinking about them is simple: every time my children talk about what they want to do when they grow up, and it changes daily, I usually have a funny anecdote...
May 12, 2011 | 12:02 pm
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The stars of the Fox show “House” arrived in Israel to celebrate Independence Day.
Actors Omar Epps and Jesse Gordon Spencer, who play Dr. Eric Foreman and Dr. Robert Chase, as well as TV series creator and executive producer David Shore, arrived Monday evening in Israel and went on...
May 3, 2011 | 11:28 am
When I first heard about Amy Chua, the self-professed Chinese Tiger Mother, I didn’t understand what all the hype, the drama and the hatred was about. After reading more about her and her parenting memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, I couldn’t help but like her even more!...
March 24, 2011 | 2:31 pm
I started on an endless journey to find a new house. Everyone knows how incredibly daunting and frustrating that can be, but throw in a few plumbing issues in the house that we are currently in, and it makes for a very urgent matter… For days now, my husband and I have been going...
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Please tell me how can anyone get ahead in this world, financially that is? I should rephrase: how can an average person with children get a head in this world?
I sit here pondering that question while staring at the Orthodontic Invoice for my fifth-grader’s teeth! Three...
January 26, 2011 | 10:56 am
Seeing an older lady at the grocery store today reminded me of my own Grandmother. She came to the U.S. a few years after we did. At 70 years old, she was eager to learn the culture, to try everything new, and to live the American dream. My Grandmother had lived through the...
January 12, 2011 | 10:27 am
A Dutch teenager who said in an interview that Jews should be exterminated was ordered to do community service in the Anne Frank house.
The 18-year-old identified as Omar E. made his remarks in an interview on the Dutch-language GeenStijl website, according to DutchNews.nl.
He was sentenced to 16 hours of community service in the memorial, which serves to remember the young diarist and the Holocaust, and works against anti-Semitism and discrimination.
December 22, 2010 | 10:49 am
Congress passed a procedural resolution that sustains government funding until March.
The “continuing resolution” passed Tuesday includes the $2.75 billion in annual defense assistance for Israel. It passed 79-16 in the Senate and 193-165 in the U.S. House of Representatives.
December 9, 2010 | 10:45 am
The U.S. House of Representatives included missile defense assistance for Israel in a massive funding bill.
Included in the $1.1 trillion bill passed Wednesday was $205 million for Iron Dome, a new Israeli short-range missile defense system aimed at containing rocket attacks from...
June 25, 2010 | 11:13 am
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously called for the release of Cpl. Gilad Shalit on the eve of the fourth anniversary of his capture by Hamas.
The bill passed Thursday, initiated by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), demands that “Hamas immediately and unconditionally...
May 21, 2010 | 10:47 am
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved President Obama’s request for an additional $205 million in assistance to Israel for a short-range missile defense system.
The vote approving funding for “Iron Dome” passed Thursday 410-4. The money is above the $3 billion in...
April 15, 2010 | 8:03 am
More than three quarters of the members in both Houses of Congress wrote to President Obama urging him to unilaterally sanction Iran.
The U.S. House of Representatives letter, initiated by Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) and Mike Pence (R-Ind.) garnered 363 signatories; the Senate...
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I was very disturbed that you chose to publish the letter by Sabi Israel stating that "to believe in evolution takes just as much blind faith as believing in intelligent design" ("Letters," Aug. 19). This is simply not true. There is no dispute among scientists...
May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Thousands March for Israel in New York
Tens of thousands gathered in New York to salute Israel. Marchers and onlookers filled Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the annual Israel Day Parade.
Palestinians Fake Jenin Funerals
Palestinians reportedly have been holding...
November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm
September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm"You shall live in booths seven days in order that future generations may know I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt" (Leviticus 23:42-43).
It's not enough commemoration that for eight days of Pesach we eat matzo, which grows...
May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pmAfter months of debate and deliberation, my husband and I decided to trade in the ocean breeze and proximity to the brand-new Starbucks on Lincoln Boulevard for the clogged air and congested streets of Pico-Robertson. I had toyed with the idea earlier, and had even lookie-looed my...