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  • I’m grateful for life’s little bumps

    By Mindy Leaf

    May 26, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    We all know it's bound to happen, sooner or later. Spend any time on the road in South Florida and no matter how “safe” and “defensive” a driver you are, you’re bound to get into an accident.

    My turn came while turning from one three-lane highway into another in North Miami Beach...

  • It’s Birthright Israel — for Jewish moms

    December 5, 2014 | 8:44 am

    On the surface, the tour looked much like a standard Birthright Israel trip: Participants celebrated Shabbat in Jerusalem’s Old City, swam in the Dead Sea and ascended the ancient mountain fortress at Masada. The trip was mostly free and organizers were prepared with...

  • Dressing like my Jewish mother

    May 10, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    On Mother’s Day, I’m going to wear my mother’s jewelry. No, this isn’t a mom’s day story about gender identity; it’s about Jewish identity and whether possessions can help pass it on.

    As part of her legacy my mother, Pearl, left to my sister Wendy and me a set of Torah Fund...

  • Two Jewish Mothers

    By David Suissa

    May 4, 2010 | 5:14 pm

    Sometimes all it takes is a few words or a little touch to ignite a motherly connection.

    In the case of Daphna Ziman, it was a little touch. A friend of hers needed to do community service in 1993, so Ziman took the friend to a charity that Ziman supported, the Sunlight Mission in...

  • The Parking Spot Theory

    By J.D. Smith

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Here's my "Parking Spot Theory": Let's say you're driving around, looking for a parking spot and you can't find one. You drive around the block again and, still, nothing. You look up ahead at the other cars circling the block and no one is getting a parking spot. Frustration builds....