“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...
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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...
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....
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...
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"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...
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...