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  • A guide for the secular-workplace perplexed

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    3 weeks ago

    Let’s face it — in our largely secular world, observant Jews can stand out. Many wear modest clothing, don head coverings and don’t touch people of the opposite sex if they aren’t related. When entering the workforce, these and other belief-based practices are bound to create...

  • The Vanishing Tree

    By Sharon Rosen

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    The lush, fragrant green trees penned up in their Christmas tree lots waiting to be liberated, taken home, and decorated are like a

    siren song to school kids everywhere. My daughters are no exception.

    "I wish we could have a tree in our house. They're so pretty," one of my...

  • A Mother’s Reward

    By Phyllis Folb

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Normally, a parent might agonize over her teen's decision to defer her freshman year of college. But when my 18-year-old daughter Lauren left recently on a flight to Israel -- deferring her first year at college for yet a second time -- I was thrilled.

    As a young couple, my husband...