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The Feminine Critique

Miriam Kosman

How are men and women really different? With all the talk about “woman’s role” in Judaism, most would be hard put to answer that question. For lack of alternatives, our community often uses societal roles to pinpoint the differences. She takes care of the children/cooks chicken soup/sings lullabies. He earns a living/learns Torah/changes the oil in the car. But societal roles, particularly in our rapidly changing society, are a weak and fickle reed on which to hang an entire philosophy about gender.

 

A Match Made in Rehab

Shoshana Schwartz

Addiction can strain even the strongest marriage. Yet some couples don’t discover it after years of marriage, but go to the chuppah aware that addiction will always be a part of their lives together.

 

In the Swim of it

Barbara Bensoussan

Stroke by stroke, lap by lap, for half a century Chaya Spinner has used swimming to touch lives and share love.

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