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The Shpielmans Have Arrived Just in Time for Chanukah

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Come meet the Shpielmans—a Jewish family of toy figures combining quality with extra fun—perfect for children, and designed beautifully enough for a museum.



The Shpielman figures promote Jewish values, depicting various traditions within our religion and encouraging acceptance of those differences. All the...

Tanya Rosen Joins Cast at Majestic Retreats/Rosen Plaza Pesach Orlando Experience

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Tanya Rosen, the famous nutrition expert, has joined the lineup this year at the Majestic Retreats/Rosen Plaza Pesach in Orlando. Rosen is the owner of Nutrition by Tanya, with locations in Flatbush, Boro Park, Williamsburg, Monsey and Lakewood. She is also the creator of the Shape Fitness Kosher Workout DVD series, which has been popular for the past seven years. With a regular column in many Jewish publications and a huge social media following both on Facebook and Instagram, Tanya continues to share recipes and tips for healthy living. Over the past 15 years she has been a headliner at various Pesach programs, offering invigorating exercise classes and informative nutrition...

Author Pamela Hull Explores Challenges of Aloneness in Middle Age and Beyond

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Review of “Say Yes! Flying Solo After Sixty,” by Pamela Hull. (2016) Paperback. Page Publishing, Inc. ISBN-10: 1683489721.

Pamela Hull’s new book “Say Yes! Flying Solo After Sixty” is an inspiring work that narrates the author’s experiences of loss and rebirth in our later years.

The book is a gripping personal account of the author’s life after her husband of 36 years dies of pancreatic cancer. Follow along as the author travels by herself to European cities, writes a book and moves to Manhattan. Enriched by strangers, she finds celebration in being alone, while she enters into passions old and new. Standing firm is her staunch refusal to accept a life of marking time...

‘The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling': An Important Resource

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Review of ‘The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling: A Guide for All Faiths,’ by Michelle Friedman and Rachel Yehuda (2016) Hardcover or paperback. (226 pages) Routledge. ISBN-10 1138690228/1138690236.

On December 1, over a hundred distinguished guests, including academics, lay leaders, Jewish communal professionals and mental health professionals celebrated the launch of an impressive new book, “The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling: A Guide for All Faiths.” The book elucidates the importance of pastoral counseling for rabbis and clergy—of all denominations—and is written by Dr. Michelle Friedman, the Sharon and Steven Lieberman Chair in Pastoral Counseling at Yeshivat...

Tips for Happy Hosting During the Holidays

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Are you hosting a holiday party this year? Hosting has its share of anxieties: Will everyone have a good time? Will I be able to enjoy the event? Will the kids behave? Will the food be good?

It is always a lot of pressure to host a family get-together, especially when it’s your first time. You hope that everyone will enjoy it, and you cross your fingers that the kids will be on their best behavior. Here are a few tips to ease the stress on getting your home ready for company.

In your kitchen, make sure the refrigerator is working properly and is clear of any old food. People will be using your fridge for drinks, condiments and other snacks they may be in the mood for the night of...

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