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Smartphones’ Negative Effects: A Summary of the Latest Comprehensive Research

by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller  The key findings, links to further information, and concrete suggestions on how to limit the damage. The research on the harms of smartphone use and the benefits of putting them down is extensive. Here is a summary of the key findings, links to further information, and some concrete suggestions on how…

Why is it Harder for Women to Get Married

by Judy Gruen A few weeks ago I was at an outdoor café, intent on getting some reading done, but I was distracted by the conversation between two 20-something young women at the next table. One was complaining to her friend that her boyfriend, whom she lived with, wouldn’t get serious about the relationship, took her…

Sukkot For Our Time

By: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (extract from Koren Sacks Sukkot mahzor) Of all the festivals, Sukkot is surely the one that speaks most powerfully to our time. Kohelet could almost have been written in the twenty first century. Here is the ultimate success, the man who has it all – the houses, the cars, the clothes,…

The Mysterious Monsieur Revealed

I was born in 1934 in the village of Vizhnitz, Ukraine. When I was a small boy, my parents immigrated to Antwerp, Belgium. Belgium had a large Jewish community — some 50,000 Jews lived in Antwerp at that time — and they hoped to have a better life there. Unfortunately, our stay did not last…