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Posts Tagged ‘Love’

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The Balancing Act Of Marriage And Family

Because of the onslaught of holidays in the fall, we haven’t had the opportunity to meet with our rabbi on a weekly basis. This time has given us the opportunity to navigate some very difficult aspects of relationships, including balancing our relationship with family issues and other responsibilities. As our schedule and lives have somewhat…

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In Their Own Words

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Essays from local teens dealing with mental health challenges. Teens involved in UMatter at the Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield periodically submit essays to the organization’s website that deal with their own personal struggles with mental health. Friendship Circle is sharing these anonymous essays with the JN.…

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Getting Married At Other Peoples’ Weddings

Well, not exactly. But, being at other peoples’ weddings certainly makes me think about my own wedding. And June, July and definitely August are shaping up to be very busy nuptial seasons. This August, my best friend and my sister are getting married within two weeks of each other, and I am in both weddings.…

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Guest Column: Immigrant Children Need Love & Kindness

This is not about politics. This is not about laws. This is about medicine, about the human brain and development, and about human beings. I am not a politician or a lawyer. I am a physician, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a mom, neighbor and an American, and I am completely horrified at the treatment…

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For Openers: Big Lessons From A Tiny Person

Conversations with my granddaughter are expanding beyond burbles and trills to delicious mispronunciations that will become the stuff of family lore. Ohdor means “please open the door.” UpDown is a request to read the Olivia book about opposites. More than her darling gymnastics with the English language, Olivia’s actions speak potent lessons. In a single…

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Learning About Judaism: Six Degrees of Separation

We’ve started the conversion process and are several weeks in at this point. And, as it turns out, there are connections everywhere. [similar id=43974 type=all] We were out to dinner with my fiancé’s family to celebrate his grandmother’s 90th birthday and they were asking about the conversion process. We were talking, and my fiancé’s cousin…

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Local Relationship, Long-Distance Wedding

Planning a Jewish wedding may not strike some as an especially daunting task. Add the complexity of doing so from nearly 1,000 miles away, and I’ll ask you to reconsider your stance. [similar id=38398 type=all] We met on Jdate, so while our lives are inherently steeped in modernity, we knew we wanted a wedding that…

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Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience. AGATHA A. NITECKA / BLEECKER STREET

Disobedience

Above: Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience. Orthodox lovers shake things up. Steamy lesbian sex. That explains part of the buzz behind the new film Disobedience, in which Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams play lovers reunited after many years. Such a display has generated interest in a film before, but it might be the…

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Our Story: How We Met And Got Engaged

It all started with fireworks … Derrick and I met in person on July 2, 2016, although we had been talking via JSwipe and then the phone for weeks. I almost ghosted him, but I’m so glad I didn’t. Anyway, we went out on July 2 and watched the fireworks in Waterford. Then we went…

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