Parenting Advice

Enjoying Passover Seder with a Mixed Crowd

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Putting together a Passover seder is perhaps challenging enough, but add to that the bustle of modern life, working families, children being shuttled from...

Keeping the Kids Engaged

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Friday at sunset marks the first night of Pesach. Each year, Jewish communities in Baltimore and around the world remember and celebrate the Exodus,...

Chesed Starts At Home

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Some people find performing chesed, kindness, an easy task. As Jews, we perform chesed for people in the following order: 1.people who are closest to...

Nurturing Spirituality

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We have just returned home after the wedding of our youngest. There is this rare sense of completion, seeing all our children launched on...

Better To Give

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A meshulach (Jewish charity collector) visited our home late one summer night. A window was open so he knocked at the screen. Heschel, our...

Let Them Eat Cheerios

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This Year marks my son’s third Thanksgiving and third Chanukah. It is also the first time the holidays have coincided since 1861. The fact...

Date Night

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What is the key to marriage? The answer, according to John Mordecai Gottman, a professor emeritus in psychology who is known for his work...

Ask Mesila

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Q: True or false? It is dangerous to encourage people to live with a strict budget. Recording every penny and constantly staying within a...

What Is Love?

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We say “I love you” or “I love (fill in the blank)” so casually in our everyday lives that it becomes empty and insignificant....

Enough

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On my daughter’s Twitter feed the Monday after the Navy Yard shooting: “Enough. #DCStrong.” I felt proud at her outrage and also sad because this...