Night Flower: Chapter 14, Part II

By Esther Rapaport Antonovich cleared his throat. “First of all, I’m happy that I have the opportunity to personally apologize to you, sir,” he began, trying not to look behind...

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By Larry Gordon Orly wants to find a husband and to be married. The Biblical Chana wanted to have a baby. What do these two women have in common? Perhaps...

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Question: My brother is dating a woman who is mean and horrible. I know they are planning to get engaged, and my entire family wants to find a way to...

Yid Parenting: Resenting Shabbos

Question: We have what I like to consider a normal Jewish home. However, my kids really resent Shabbos, and it has become a depressing day. My kids (ages 7...

Mindbiz: How Much Is Too Much Drinking?

Dear Esther, Years ago, you wrote a column in response to a woman’s letter about her husband who drank a lot on Shabbos at his shul’s Kiddush. I seem to...

Minhagim You Will Want to Take On!

The period of Aseres Yimei Teshuvah is a serious time, and we do a lot of things in all seriousness. But in all seriousness, it’s sometimes difficult for our kids...

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Dear Editor: I write to correct some mistaken assumptions from last week's meeting With regard to the quest for a new Peninsula Public Library facility, It is important to note for...

Night Flower: Chapter 14, Part I

By Esther Rapaport The watchtower that soared to the fifth floor of Nikolai Rosenberg’s estate was designed to elegantly blend into the scene. It looked like another architectural adornment on...

The Way It Is: Medicare, Social Security Numbers Part Ways

My comfort zone has disappeared. This refers to the fact that my old Medicare number is gone. It was a familiar number since, for years, my number, like everyone...

Real Estate with Anessa: Jerusalem In A Jam

If you are one of those regular visitors to Israel who look forward to walking or driving around to see what has changed since your last visit — even...

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