Getting Technical

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Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Technion’s annual event, which honored outgoing president Beth Perlman and celebrated incoming president John Davison. And while Beth and John are both very impressive people, most impressive is the organization they serve, the American Technion Society. In each speech, some of the incredible work being done… Read More

I Never Thought I Would Love Pink

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When my husband and I were married 12 years ago, I had a dog named Sami. She was the cutest little 8-pound Papillon-Labrador mix. I would put her in my briefcase and hide her under my desk at work at the Jerusalem Post. Then one day I found out I was pregnant. It took me… Read More

The Reality Of Modern Woman

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“How are you handling it?” It’s the first question people ask me now, referring to my every-other-week commute from Kansas City to Baltimore. I smile and say how fortunate I am and that it all works out. Except when it doesn’t. Like when my flight was delayed for seven hours and then canceled on erev,… Read More

It’s OK To Be Selfless

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Having been a professional journalist for almost six years now, I am hopelessly addicted to telling stories. I love the variety in subject matter and getting to meet all kinds of people. Every now and then, I get to write a story that really stops me in my tracks. In this week’s issue of the… Read More

Where We Go From Here

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In 2012, almost 700,000 immigrants became U.S. citizens. Practically speaking, that means these people passed a citizens exam, and their legal status changed. But I wonder how long it takes for these people to feel American? Can it happen before the formal stamp of legitimacy, which takes about five years? Will it take several years… Read More

Boy, Was I Surprised

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“Good things come to those who wait.” Do you remember that Heinz ketchup commercial? It was such a good message, one of which I was recently reminded. Sherri Zaslow, director of marketing and sales for Tudor Heights, had been hounding me for months to come and see the facility. For months, I did not make… Read More

A Yom Kippur Confession

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On Yom Kippur, we acknowledge the mistakes that we have made, and we regret having squandered some of our potential. And while we must make a firm commitment to God and to ourselves not to repeat the harmful action in the future and doing teshuva in combination with Yom Kippur atones for sins against God,… Read More

5773 — The Year of the Diets

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My sister, Genese, is a new woman. She’s been on a serious health kick for about six months, and while she’s not the type to impose her lifestyle on others, it’s hard to be around her without wondering if I’m poisoning myself. Nowadays, Genese is off sugar, alcohol and coffee. She has a pill box… Read More

In 5774 …

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A New Year is a new beginning. As I prepared and edited the local Year In Review (see page 48), it was nostalgic to think about the big stories that broke this past year and affected our community — some positive, some challenging. Jewish Community Center President Louis “Buddy” Sapolsky retired. Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community… Read More

Be Loving To Your Neighbor

On Aug. 28, citizens from across this country will converge upon our nation’s capital to commemorate and celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1963’s historic March On Washington. Admittedly, I am too young to remember the march, or even to have been there. From what I read and hear from older colleagues and friends, it was… Read More