Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Foster Dog

I am writing about a topic I was hoping I wouldn’t have to revisit, one that I had imagined was closed forever with the emancipation of our guinea pig several years ago. But alas, here I am, writing about pets again. Before I launch into this, I’d just like to add that we currently have a small, statue-like


Beads of Sweat

A large portion of my day was spent imprisoned by a vortex of fuse beads. If you are not familiar with fuse beads, consider yourself extremely fortunate, and maybe even go buy a lottery ticket because now is your time! The activity that my son Liad began to nag me about at 7:15 this morning was that he would like to make an


CareOne of Teaneck Offers Caregiver Support Group

On the second Tuesday of every month, CareOne of Teaneck offers a caregiver support group. Led by Vivian Green Korner, who is a Dementia Care Specialist, this group focuses on those who are caring for family members with Alzheimers; Korner is knowledgeable in all aspects of the caregiving process, and she is open to answer


Tips for Happy Hosting on Chanukah

For many people Chanukah is a non-stop party, with events and celebrations happening every night. Especially if you’re the host, it can feel a little hectic. With these insider party tips, you can throw a gourmet party without over-exerting yourself.

A Twist on Tradition


Gifts of Experiences: No Wrapping Paper Required

In the month between Thanksgiving and Chanukah, sometimes even the menschiest children can forget how grateful they are for what they have, as their Chanukah lists grow to include every new toy and gadget under the sun. This year, try a gift that won’t take up any space in your house—spending time together.


Feeling Down During the Holidays

People often identify Chanukah as their favorite holiday of the year because it’s festive and fun. It is a holiday enjoyed by friends and family that is made even more special by delicious food, dreidel games and getting cozy with people you love during the cold winter months. It is the “Festival of Lights” for us, but for


The Myth of Doing It All

Well readers, as some of you have noticed it has been quite some time since I’ve had a piece published in the paper. The irony of this is that the topic I’ve held onto, that I’ve sat down countless times to explore by written word, directly parallels the reason that it’s taken me so long to write: the myth of doing it


Growth Without Guilt

After catching my breath after the Yom Tovim (is it sacrilegious to say, “Thank God they’re over?”), I would like to share my big innate health insight from this year with you. For any newcomers, and for those of you who need a refresher, innate health talks about how you are totally connected to God at every moment


Give a Little Time: Making Chesed Part of Your Routine

Part II

Last month, we covered some local volunteer opportunities for the whole family — from children to grandparents — to brighten someone’s day. This month, we continue to explore organizations in our area that truly benefit from volunteers. As you think about what type of


Beloved ‘Town of Chelm’ Returns in World’s First Encyclopedia of Chelm Stories

After enjoying decades of acclaim in the pages of The Jewish Press, the lovable, side-splitting tales from the legendary town of Chelm have recently been collected in the world’s first encyclopedia of Chelm stories. In time for this year’s Chanukah gift-giving season, “The Silly World of Chelm” has been published by Zalman


Hungry for Yom Kippur

For many years, I enjoyed praying in shul. The songs were a familiar hymn that spoke to my soul. It was meditative, and I always left feeling pure and free of sin. Especially on Yom Kippur.

Which is why it was so shocking to be totally uninvolved my first year as a mother, when I had a


Give a Little Time

Part I of II

Fall is officially in full swing: the leaves are changing color, the apple orchards are bustling and pumpkin spice is popping up in everything. For Jewish families coming off the holiday season, the fall is also a time spent gathering with family

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