Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

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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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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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Parshat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9; Micah 5:6-6:8. donkey ass going up to mount sinai.

Weekly Torah Portion – That Still Small Voice

Parshat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9; Micah 5:6-6:8 Sometimes wisdom comes from the voices we least expect. In Balak, it comes from an ass. Sometimes wisdom comes from the voices we hold close to our hearts. In my life, that voice is often my late father-in-law, Robert Long. These vastly disparate voices come together for me in…

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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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College Blues

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers The difficult transition can spark some problems, but here are tips for coping. The car is loaded. The trunk is filled with clothing, bedding, storage units, shower shoes and wall decorations. The checklist is complete. The prospective freshmen are nervous but eager to begin their new…

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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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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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Meet Leslie Rott – Books And Love & Relationships

Leslie Rott is the Jewish News‘ new books and love & relationships writer. Hi everyone! I’m Leslie Rott. I grew up in Huntington Woods, graduated from Berkley High School and attended the University of Michigan for undergrad and my Ph.D. I then spent two and a half years living in New York, where I attended Sarah…

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