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  • Give Your Kid a Hug—a Paper One

    By Leora Alhadeff

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Open your lunch box. Peek inside. Surprise! Mom scribbled you a note and drew you a little picture showing you she cares.

    As a little girl, Michelle Krouss used to open her brown paper bag to find a little note with a smiley face from her mother, brightening up her day. Now the...

  • Go Ahead, Lick Your Lips

    By Leora Alhadeff

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When you clean your house for Pesach, don't forget your drawer full of makeup. Yes, makeup. Your lipstick, lip gloss, foundation and eye shadow may contain wheat and oats that some rabbis say you need to stash away with the rest of your unleavened food products.

    But for ladies who...

  • Stuff Your Way Through the Week

    By Leora Alhadeff

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In biblical times, long stalks of barley and lush fields of green garlic signaled that Passover was near. The holiday's food was a reflection of the harvest.

    In today's industrialized society, where our foods are imported from around the world, seasons and their unique foods often...

  • Skip the Socks, Think Sushi Candles

    By Leora Alhadeff

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What do you get the person who has everything? There is always someone on your list that gives you a hard time, the person who would appreciate something more creative and less generic. The chocolate gift baskets are too businessy and the gift certificate is too impersonal. So what...

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  • A Minyan of Our Own

    By Leora Alhadeff

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sitting behind a crocheted curtain, I desperately tried to peer through the tiny holes to get a glimpse of the action on the men's side.

    Finally, I gave up, and pushed the curtain aside, and saw our chazan auctioning off portions of the services.

    "$101 -- going once. $101 -- going...