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Plan your Elopement: There will Always be a Chabad House!

Never mind the popular belief: Elopements are almost always carefully thought out. The only people who deny this simple fact are those who were vexed about not having been consulted, or those who were left behind. This summer has been particularly…
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Strange Fruit, Indeed: Horned Melon

Strange fruit is not just a beautiful song. Strange fruit is also what you might come across before Rosh Hashanah or Tu Bishvat on the produce stalls. This past Rosh Hashanah, as every year, my husband and I didn't host the second dinner.…
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No Name Calling EVER, Stupid!

Mine is a family notorious for bringing every argument to its - hopefully favorable - outcome, no matter what it takes. Sometimes the argument is conducted in installments, court-style. Thank you, we are not considering reality TV. One guest,…