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  • Ghosts, Spirits and My Kids’ Wild Imagination…

    By Julia Bendis

    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,...

  • We were intended by God—we’re not afterthoughts

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    October 23, 2008 | 1:42 am

    The magician succeeds by misdirection -- look here and you will not notice everything that I am doing with my left hand.

    Part of Christopher Hitchens' magic in his essay is misdirection: He would have us ignore ourselves. How do human beings know? If we are, as scientific...

  • Bill Maher gets downright ‘Religulous’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 24, 2008 | 10:35 pm

    Bill Maher is on his soapbox, looking like a lunatic and holding court in London's Hyde Park. A crowd forms around the American talk show host, who is disguised in glasses and a funny hat as he preaches that aliens have infected our souls and only Scientology provides the answer.

  • Pitfalls of Making Playdate Plans

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Brandon was 3 the first time another mother called me to schedule a playdate.

    "A playdate," I giggled. "That's so clever! Did you make that up yourself?" (The dead silence on the other end of the phone clued me in that I had just made a monumental maternal faux pas that could...

  • The Forbidden Fruit Part II

    By Dan Jacobs

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    If the hot blonde with the treif hand hadn't given me her telephone number, I'd have probably imagined a date with her anyway. She was that pretty. And if I had imagined a date, it would have been perfect. We'd have made a picnic on the beach with maybe peanut butter and jelly...

  • ‘Image’ Is Everything

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Dara Horn wrote an exuberant scene in her stunning debut novel, "In the Image," upon returning to her dreary garret flat during a year abroad in 1999. "I'd been to this dismal British market in which an entire aisle was devoted to butter and fats," the ebullient Horn, 25, said...