August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Columns

Hot pot problem binds Muslim, Jew in China

BEIJING — Being treated to a hot pot meal is one of my most dreaded social situations in China. Hot pot is like Chinese fondue. More...

NJ federations look toward the future

"Relevancy" is a constant of any community organization that values longevity, viability and continued member participation as organizational goals. More...

Books to enhance your high holidays

LIBRARIANS' ROUNDTABLE

"Preparing for the High Holidays " means…what? Buying the brisket? Getting new clothing? Making sure you have your synagogue tickets ready? Yes, it does mean all of this, and more. More...

Hard times takes JFCS back to basics

FAMILY TALK

With the economy in a downturn, we are all facing challenging times. The cost of food and gas is going through the roof, foreclosures are rising, heating oil is more expensive, and people are struggling to make ends meet. More...

Needed: A Gary Cooper kind of courage

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—No one doubts that retiring Maj-Gen. Elazar-Stern, head of the IDF's Human Resources Department, is a brave man. He has faced more than his share of bullets during his 34-year military career. More...

LIVING WITH CANCER… (The first of four articles)

Discovery & acceptance

Why me? Why now? Maybe they made a mistake? I guess I just couldn't dodge that bullet any longer. How am I going to break the news to my 94 year old father? These were some of my initial reactions to my diagnosis of prostate cancer. More...

It's a couples thing…our annual summer temperature war heats up

SALLY'S WORLD

My heart is pounding. I peek around corners. Walk on tiptoe. Like an actress in some "B" movie, I assume an expression of pure innocence as I approach the living room thermostat. Discovery could be imminent. More...

The rebbitzin's recipes: Summertime comfort foods to enjoy

COOKING

This past Sunday, Aug. 10, was the fast day of Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av. Am Yisroel, our nation, mourned the loss of the destruction of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. What can we say now? More...