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  • Earring

    By Peter Himmelman

    September 11, 2012 | 11:22 am


    October 1978.  Hopkins, Minnesota.

    Today I’m going to do something dangerous. I’ll drive to Ridgedale. I’ll walk into Now and Then and ask to have my ear pierced.  First though, I’ll drive to my father’s office to alert him of my plan. I’m sure he won’t be happy. Ex marines...

  • Mom: Resist

    By Wendy Mogel

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When stuck with a rebellious child, gluttonous and thieving, the Torah has a tidy solution: Kill him. Or her.

    For those of you excited by this opportunity to practice a new mitzvah, be mindful that the Talmud (Sanhedrin 71a) adds, "The case of the wayward and rebellious child never...