Tehran’s White House Welcome Machla AbramovitzLong before world powers and Iran agreed on a nuclear deal in late November, Iran’s unofficial lobby in the United States had penetrated the Oval Office, influencing key players — no one more than the president himself.
Get Down to Business
Shimmy Blum | Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Do you prefer being your own boss with a sense of control over your financial destiny, or are you comfortably entrenched at the mercy of your employer’s financial success, generosity, or mood? Make sure to read these tips from three business gurus if you’re thinking of breaking out of the employee comfort zone and charging ahead on your own.
They’ve Got Our Rhythm
Barbara Bensoussan | Tuesday, December 03, 2013
From their perch above the dance floor, the non-Jewish members of a typical Jewish wedding band have a sterling view of our lives and customs. So, what do we look like from the bandstand?
Barbara Bensoussan Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Have you ever caught sight of a shooting star tracing its dazzling trajectory across the heavens? It seems to appear out of nowhere, lights up the sky for a moment, and then is gone, all too soon. Avigail Rechnitz a”h was one such shooting star.
Turning Tides: Mirror, Mirror...
As told to Leah Gebber Tuesday, December 03, 2013
My son tried on a pair of dark plastic frames. Trendy frames. “What do you think, Ma?”
Sarale, my daughter, looked at him carefully. “Don’t ask Mommy … she’ll hate them.”
I ignored her. “I don’t think the school will like them.”
It was my standard refrain, my way of deflecting the blame from myself — I’m still a good mommy — to the school.
Madame Chamberlaine and Bubbe Dvoshe
Tzipie Wolner Tuesday, December 03, 2013
My mother smiled and nodded. “Yup, Bubbe Dvoshe. Well, she’s not really our grandmother, but she’s related to us.”
Let’s Get Going
C.B. Gavant Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Imagine a world before telephones … faxes … computers. Forget about instant communication; people made do with handwritten letters, which took weeks or months to arrive.
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