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Divrei Chaim: 40 day cram session

Divrei Chaim: 40 day cram session: The gemara writes that midah tovah outweighs punishment by a scale of 500 to 1. Chazal illustrate the point from the fact that in the merit ...

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For the first day of summer: seasonal beauty tips

Summer safe beauty for brides and anyone.

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Divrei Chaim: ishbitzer on nesachim and challah

Divrei Chaim: ishbitzer on nesachim and challah: The story of the mergalim is immediately followed by the parsha of nesachim and the parsha of mitzvas challah, both of which seem out of pla...

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What the Wall Street Journal Can Teach You About Marriage

I'm making fun of the usual gimmicky title construction I've been seeing in relation to marketing. But the fact is that there is an excellent article on marriage in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Need Space in a Relationship? Just Don't Say It That Way."
Dr. Orbuch recently analyzed one year of data from her study and found more wives than husbands (31% versus 26%) reported not having enough space. She believes this is because women often have less time to themselves than men. 
 Introverts, in particular, tend to need space on their own, and this is one of the things that Laurie Helgoe touched on in her book, Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength. She's an introvert married to an extrovert. Her husband understood her need for space but wanted a gentler parting. See more on that book and other mixed couples here. Also related http://www.examiner.com/article/some-like-it-quiet

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It's a matter of halacha not feminism

This issue came up because someone posted an article in which she decried the "feminist" agenda of certain seminaries that train young women to emulate the spiritual life of men in learning Torah and believing they have an obligation to daven in full. The writer finds herself overwhelmed already with the obligations to take care of her children, household. As she does not have the time to learn and finds the suggested 40 minutes davening time her seminary teacher suggested unattainable, she believes she should relieve the pressure on herself by chucking all those feminist trappings of learning and davening and stick to changing diapers and driving her kids to soccer and ballet practice. Now here's the thing: why can a woman carve out the time to drive her kids to soccer and ballet practice but not for davening? Consider what message that gives about the focus on olam hazeh. (I have nothing against sports and dancing -- great exercise -- but one has to keep ikar and tafel…

Rabbi Slatkin on marriage myths

You know someone once actually told me, "marriage is painful." I have some thoughts of my own on that, but for now I'll share what Rabbi Slatkin wrote here

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Fire Island lighthouse

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Slideshow http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/fire-island-lighthouse that illustrates http://www.examiner.com/review/fire-island-s-lighthouse-a-steep-climb

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Savings and tzedaka: a great combo for a simcha

A great idea! Check out http://www.bridesmaidshare.com

A. When you borrow a dress through the website, we ask that you make a minimum $36 donation to Yad Eliezer's Adopt-A-Wedding program. Yad Eliezer wants to enable every Jewish bride and groom in Israel to celebrate their wedding with joy. Their Adopt-A-Wedding program provides opportunities to sponsor the weddings of couples in need, and we are excited to support this important cause. While we aren't adopting a specific wedding, our efforts will contribute to many weddings in Israel. After you borrow a dress, just click on the "Donate" tab, and there will be a link for Yad Eliezer's website where you can make a donation.
**IMPORTANT:** In the "Comments" section, please write "Bridesmaidshare.com" so that we can keep track of how much money we have raised and celebrate our accomplishments!
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Sunday plans: gardens or trains

Seethe program on Monet and roses at the New York Botanic Garden. But if you have kids along who are bored by flowers and art, they may enjoy riding miniature trains. The Suffolk attractions described are free (donationsfor train ride)


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