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Sex on the Beach

How a trip to a smoothie stand with the kids turned into a frank—albeit brief—discussion about ‘sexy dancing’

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Drawing Strength From My Grandfather, Who Carried His Losses From the Holocaust

Since my first child died, I’ve tried to understand how my grandfather handled losing his entire family, and how he kept going

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Q&A With Art Spiegelman, Creator of ‘Maus’

The influential artist talks about his Jewish Museum retrospective, ‘Mad magazine, and how the Shoah trumps art all of the time

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My Parents Did the Mazinka, a Jewish Dance to Celebrate Their Empty Nest

When my youngest sister got married, our parents marked the day with an unexpectedly traditional celebration. And it changed them.

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The Serenaders of Yom Kippur

Who volunteers to sing in the synagogue choir for Kol Nidre? This year, I joined and found out.

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Can I Get an Amen?

The first female rabbi was ordained 40 years ago.  Now my Florida synagogue welcomes a woman to its pulpit.

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