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Tough Love Back in Vogue

Michal Eisikowitz

A New Trend in Parenting Takes Us Back to Tradition

 

As Long as the Sun Shines

Leah Gebber

Shula looks around the simchah hall; the turquoise and gold decor her sister-in-law Margalit chose, the crush of guests, most of whom aren’t there for her at all, though it’s her Bentzy’s bar mitzvah, too. A rush of resentment makes her skin prickle. She was pressured into this joint bar mitzvah, all because of her age. She is 52, the age of a winter’s day, the most tiresome age there could be, except 14. Sixty had glamour. People listened to you at 60. At 50, you were irrelevant.

 

Cut and Dried

Dina Lebel

This the season for dried fruit — especially figs and dates — to grace your Tu B’Shvat table. These shriveled-up fruits aren’t just tasty, they’re also loaded with vitamins and minerals. You can even make dried fruit in your own oven.



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