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  • Bella’s Vietnam Adventure by Stacey Zolt Hara

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 25, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    Bella’s tale drew me in from the first line, “I’ve never seen so many bikes before.” While looking at the illustrations, I was thrown back to my time in Hanoi, trying to cross the street myself. I enjoyed listening as the family discussed their adventures together, from...

  • The mitzvah of maror

    April 4, 2012 | 11:53 am

    “The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new.”

    Last year, while attending a seder on the first night of Passover, three words in the haggadah caught my eye. Now we partake of the...

  • Human Atonement or Animal Cruelty?

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Early morning on the day before Yom Kippur, groups of Jews will be gathering to hold squawking chickens by the feet and twirl them over their head while chanting a prayer. After the twirling, the chickens will be ritually slaughtered and given to the poor.

    Kaparos, literally...

  • Star Power

    By Journal Staff

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It all started with a void in the contemporary family.

    "Our conversations with children are not deep enough," says psychiatrist Cece Feiler. "If you can't talk to your children, they grow up into adults who don't care.

    "It forces you to slow down, to reflect and to interact in a...

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