Opinion

July 18, 2013

I read with interest your series of articles on dog ownership and Jewish tradition (“The Puppy Paper,” July 5). Thank you for devoting so much space to a topic that is so fundamental to many readers’ daily lives. From my perspective, the idea of a “bark mitzvah” is a very odd one.  While few would CONTINUE »

July 18, 2013

Regarding your article on pet bereavement (“Part Of The Family,” July 5): Our dog, Kodi Bear, was 14 years old. His legs could no longer support him. He kept falling down and was unable to get back up. …  You just had to look at his beautiful face and you knew he was miserable. My CONTINUE »

BY Chasida Teichman
July 18, 2013

When I present my profession as life coach, I am often asked what that means. By definition, coaching is an ongoing relationship between the professional and the client, which focuses on the client’s taking action toward the realization of their visions, goals or desires. Coaching uses a process of inquiry and personal discovery to build CONTINUE »

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BY Patti Neumann
July 18, 2013

Have you heard of Instagram? It is a photo-sharing site that now boasts more than 100 million users. Facebook recently bought it for $1 billion. Instagram touts itself as the app that helps you “capture and share the world’s moments.” And that’s not so far off; Instagram is an easy, fast and fun way to CONTINUE »

BY Rabbi Ilyse S. Kramer
July 18, 2013

This was my third funeral of a similar kind. The death of yet another young adult, Peter (Avniel) who did not simply “die,” but was pursued mercilessly by a ravaging disease that often goes unnamed at funerals and rips the heart and guts out of all who know it by name: mental illness. Depression, bipolar CONTINUE »