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  • Don’t think outside the box!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 7, 2014 | 5:11 pm

    “Think outside the box” we hear repeatedly. Often the wit of a sharp phrase destroys years of conventional wisdom.  Recently, my brother popped the question.  Looking over the glorious proposal album, I noticed the all important ring inside the box.  All things vital are guarded...

  • Opinion: Following Ted, not Steve

    By David Suissa

    October 26, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    With the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, master creator of the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad, many people are now wondering: Which future brilliant gizmo will be buried with Jobs that we’ll never get to see?

    As someone who adores Apple products, I appreciate the question, but...

  • How to save on wedding costs without sacrificing

    December 12, 2008 | 1:47 am

    Several years ago, a character on my favorite television show expounded on the cost of modern weddings, finishing up his tirade with, "And the next morning, you wake up and realize that for the same price as the down payment on a house you're married to that."

    The average wedding...
  • Gifts for Grads That Will Make the Grade

    By Emily Pauker

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It's hard to find that perfect gift for the high school or college graduate -- something personal and thoughtful but also useful. It's even harder for distant relatives and friends of the graduate.

    Cash and gift certificates can be a tad too impersonal (albeit useful), but you don't...

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  • Failed Joshua Venture’s Serious Failings

    By Gary Wexler

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Now that it has been "formally put to death and buried," as one of its grantees told me, I feel free to speak out about the Joshua Venture, a supposed breakthrough organization, subsidizing the ideas of nonprofit professionals who will be leading the next generation of Jewish life....

  • Habitat Help

    By Abby Gilad

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On Sukkot we build outdoor huts. We live in them for only seven days and then we go back into our warm, sturdy houses. But there are many people out there without a home.

    Habitat for Humanity builds houses for families so that they can have a home. Here's some ideas of things you can...

  • Say Hello to a Sane ‘Goodbye’ Brunch

    By Beverly Levitt

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The wedding was beautiful. Everything went off without a hitch. Now it's time for the farewell finale -- the "Goodbye, it's been great to see you, thanks so much for coming" Sunday brunch.

    Your mishpacha may have traveled from around the world to attend this wedding, and because...

  • Israeli Novel of Ideas Overpowers Story

    By Donna Rifkind

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Foiglman" by Aharon Megged. Translated by Marganit Weinberger-Rotman. (Toby Press, $19.95).



    Can a work of fiction be important without being successful? If so, it would look pretty much like "Foiglman," by the distinguished Israeli author, Aharon Megged.

    "Foiglman" was originally...

  • Eight Crazy Delights

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    1. No Nostalgia for Waxing

    This Chanukah, there is no more scraping, boiling water, melting with a hair dryer or freezing to remove wax drippings from your menorah because Wax-Off prevents wax from sticking to any candle-holder surface. Visit www.wax-off.net...

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