The upfsherin (hair cutting ceremony) took place on the last day of Shevat -- an auspicious time for a healing ritual. The day before Rosh Chodesh (first day of the month) is observed, in the medieval mystical practice of Yom Kippur katan (little Yom Kippur) -- a day for cleansing,...
Paul Rudd ponders how he will be remembered with Walk of Fame star
Bibi’s Bakery is his newest production
Rising number of local governments set targets to cut emissions
In Paris, planned Jewish center touted as proof community is staying
New flooring leads to discovery of ancient bath in Jerusalem village
$1 coffee chain taps into Israeli anger over high cost of living
Orthodox groups brace for consequences of same-sex marriage ruling
Olmert appeals conviction, sentence in Talansky Affair
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm
"Come to New Jersey," my grandaughter said, "we're having a simcha!"
A wedding? A lottery win? She doesn't explain. Then I think, airfare $240, motel $220 and then there's expenses for my lovely wife -- hair, nails, Louie XVth gown. This will run me $962!
I ask a dozen probing...