And this that you shall have from me is a scroll of divorce, and a letter of leave, and a bill of dismissal to go to marry any man that you wish” Babylonian Talmud (85b).

Two recent decisions emanating from New York divorce courts manifest the confusion which secular tribunals experience when adjudicating matrimonial issues with religious consequence.

Recap: Bayla receives a letter from her family in Poland. One line in the letter worries her. They’re nervous about a possible attack from Germany.

 Friday night, Tante Aimee lit the candles in the large formal dining room. The long table was set with a lace cloth and sparkling china dishes. Cut red roses from the garden sat in a crystal vase on the table, scenting the air.

 As the New Year begins, millions of people want to transform their bodies.

While weight goals can be very effective, performance goals can lead to sustained fitness for the long run. Getting leaner and stronger is a byproduct of achieving these performance goals.

 Dear Alice,

Many nutritionists encourage or even push their clients to exercise, but I notice you don’t. Why not? Isn’t exercise part of a healthy lifestyle? Shouldn’t all your clients be exercising? Don’t get me wrong, I actually don’t really like exercising, I just want to make sure I’m not doing something wrong.

 The similarity between the beginning and end of life is quite remarkable. A baby is often born with little to no hair, no teeth, and sleeps most of the day. It needs to be fed, changed, and wheeled around in a stroller in order to get from place to place. Adults can observe babies for hours as they ooh and aah over every adorable move and sound they make. At the end of life, many elderly people lose their hair and teeth. They sleep a lot, need to be fed and bathed, and are often pushed in a wheelchair in order to get from place to place. One life ends, another begins. It’s known as the circle of life.