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Turning Tides

As told to Leah Gebber

When my husband and I discovered that we couldn’t have children of our own, I made a decision. This would not shape our future. I wanted a big family: a den littered with toys, the shouts and laughter reverberating through the house, a line of cereal boxes on top of the fridge. In our world, those who are single or childless are lost. It’s a cruel reality. But I had so much love to give. And so we found an adoption lawyer and explored the different adoption routes.

 

A World of Flavors at Kosherfest 2015

Barbara Bensoussan

Kosherfest 2015, what a blast! Michal Frischman and I met up last week at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey to take in the world’s largest business-to-business kosher food expo.

 

No more Copycat Crafts

Faigie Kobre

Art isn’t just a fun school activity for children. Its primary goal is to teach foundational skills. But if your kids are just doing the “cookie-cutter” crafts that are pervasive in schools, they may be missing out on crucial development and the chance to discover their own creativity.



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Vote of Confidence
Eyan Kobre Why I tuned in to the liberal radio station
5 out of 10
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Rachel Bachrach Chaim White of KC Kosher Co-op
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