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Oct 13 2014

This Swastika Ring from Sears is Strictly For Fashion Purposes

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Got a hot date tonight? Nothing spells romance like a chunky black swastika.

Billed as an edgy fashion accessory, this giant swastika ring is part of Sears’ “men’s punk rock style” jewelry collection, and is also available from online retailers like Amazon. The product description explains that the rings are to be used solely for purposes of wooing the ladies: Read the rest of this entry →

Jan 2 2013

My New Year’s Eve Glimpse of Life After Kids

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Do you and your spouse ever wonder what kind of couple you will be “after?” I mean, after the children are grown, after they’re out of the house?

I can only vaguely remember what we were like in the early BC years of our marriage. I sometimes worry that we will become one of those couples that have nothing to say to each other. We’ve even joked about it–making references to scenes in movies, especially Citizen Kane–when we’ve found ourselves sitting across the dining room table in the rare silence of a Shabbat morning.

We remind ourselves to practice at being an AC couple. We insist on a “no talking about the kids” rule on our monthly date nights, but achieve only minimal success. In fact, date night often gets hijacked by a school function that has been scheduled on the same night that he is stuck working late. Read the rest of this entry →

Nov 7 2012

Women Who Do it All: Rabbi Ilana Garber’s Work/Life Balance

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ilana garberRabbi Ilana Garber is the associate rabbi of Beth El Temple in West Hartford, Connecticut. She serves on a professional advisory committee for the Hebrew Health Care Home Health and Hospice program and as co-chair of the Rabbinical Assembly Women’s Committee. Rabbi Garber was kind enough to share her experience with work/life balance with us for our month-long series on Women, Work & Money.

Who is in your family?

I have been married for five years to a wonderful man who is a professional musician. We have two sons, a 3-year-old, Noam, and a 19-month-old, Yaron. (You can read Yaron’s story here.)

What’s your work schedule? Read the rest of this entry →

Feb 1 2012

Tu Bishvat Contest: Who Needs a Date?

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Serving bowl not included.

Tu Bishvat is all about the trees and fruit. And while it would be difficult to give away a whole tree, we are offering up some yummy fruit, and by that we mean a box of dates.

Here at Kveller, we’re partnering with our contributor Tanya Tolchin, who has a farm in Maryland and runs an organization called Israeli Harvest. The organization supports farming in Israel by offering Israeli farm products in the United States.

So if you win this contest, you’ll get a package of delicious, giant, and amazing medjool dates, straight from Israel. (Note: we can only deliver to people within the continental U.S, unfortunately.) A great way to celebrate Tu Bishvat, for sure! Oh, and if you don’t win, you can always order your own package of deliciousness right here.

To enter? Just name your favorite fruit below and we’ll select a reader at random by Friday at 5 pm. Good luck!

(Tu Bishvat, often called the birthday of the trees, starts on Tuesday night, February 7. The holiday is celebrated by eating new fruit, drinking some wine, and appreciating trees and the environment in all their glory.)


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