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  • Happy birthday to me

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 21, 2008 | 12:07 am

    Not long ago, a guy I know, a good guy who to all outward appearances seems happy and successful, replied to a birthday e-mail I sent him at work -- "go home and blow out some candles" -- with this:

    "I'm 40-f---ing-8, give me a break. They tell me that's close to 50, but I refuse...

  • My second childhood

    By Yehuda Lev

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It took eight decades, but at last I know what is meant by "second childhood."

    In my first childhood, my social life consisted of dating attractive young women. This second time around my calendar is just as full but my partners are all doctors.

    The world looks different to me now...
  • Divorced-Dad Dater

    By Arlene Schindler

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For the past two years I've been swimming exclusively in the dating pool of divorced dads (DDs). This makes me a Divorced-Dad Dater (DDD).

    I love DDs because they will always make sure you've had enough to eat and have gone to the bathroom before long car rides. To me, DDs are more...

  • Alternatives to Drugs

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "The world exists only because of the innocent breath of schoolchildren," attributed to Jewish sages, first century Talmud.



    Recent reports of children as early as 2 years old receiving psychotropic drugs has me worried. How safe are Ritalin and Prozac -- the stimulants and...

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  • Finding the Adult Within

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "So, tell me, what are you looking for in awoman?" I ask.

    "Someone kind and gentle, intelligent, educated,cultured, witty, fun, a professional, independent, but interested intraditional things, Jewish, haimish, warm, family-oriented...andthin, tall, attractive, blond, well-dressed."...

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