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Here’s Why You’re Constantly Running On Empty

My younger daughter has been trying to be exactly like my older daughter for about as long as she’s been trying to be. Which, by the way, is a precursor to complete and utter awesomeness (and incidentally what I did as a kid with my older sister). This monkey-see-monkey-do business produces children that are either twice as nice or […]

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How God Might Hear Our Cries

My son is one of the happiest babies I’ve ever met. The pediatrician says he’s one of the happiest babies she’s ever met too, and she’s met a lot of babies. He spends the whole day smiling and laughing, and if you bounce him or squeeze him, he squeals on demand. Oh, and did I mention that […]

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“The Jewish Afterlife,” Episode 7

Does Judaism believe in life after death? There are so many rumors squirling around, including the idea that Judaism does not believe in the afterlife. This is not true! While Judaism certainly does believe in life after death, it is not like other conceptions of it in other religions. Heaven and hell are actually the […]

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Why Don’t Orthodox Jewish Women Wear Pants?

Dear Jew In The City, Why don’t Orthodox women wear pants even though in today’s world you can tell women’s and men’s clothing apart? Thanks, Chelsea Dear Chelsea, What you’re hinting at is one of the reasons why most Orthodox women don’t wear pants: kli gever – the prohibition for a woman to dress like a man. […]

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