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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 29, 2006 / 3 Tamuz, 5766

Girls' pajama parties a little different now

By Celia Rivenbark

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | When we asked our daughter what kind of party she'd like for her ninth birthday, Sophie didn't hesitate: "A sleepover with, like, makeovers for everybody with facials and hair and nails and pizza, and we'll give everybody Aero Beds with their names MONOGRAMMED on them in fancy hot pink thread, and we'll go to the water slide and the bowling alley and maybe a movie afterward."

"Excuse me, but did you just get adopted by Brad and Angelina, and I haven't heard about it yet?"

"Huh? No. Oh, and we can get a lady to come and give everybody henna tattoos for their arms and ankles and belly buttons and then a really big one all the way around their NECKS! And we can PIERCE EACH OTHER'S EARS!"

"Well," I began lamely, "as long as you're keeping things within reason."

By this time, my daughter was making a list of supplies that would be needed.

"We can rent a popcorn machine and a slushy machine and have a make-your-own sundae bar and we can make s'mores!"

"Won't all that junk food make everybody hurl?"

"No," she said. "Nobody ever gets sick at a sleepover. They're too much FUN!"

"What about the kid who got the 104-degree fever at the last one and thought she was Willy Wonka?"

"Oh, that was just one time."

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Finally, on the appointed day, nine little girls arrived with sleeping bags, Aero Beds, and apparently, 18 pairs of pajamas apiece. (I'm still finding towels and pajama bottoms everywhere but inside my toaster oven.) Some of these kids had more luggage than Ivana Trump.

We downsized the party after I explained some parents might not be thrilled the next morning to discover their daughters were freshly tattooed and pierced.

"What about spray tans?" Sophie asked. "That would be cool."

"NO!"

At the party, we realized that 9-year-old girls have very short attention spans.

"When are we eating?"

"Can she open presents now?"

"Is my arm broken? It really hurts."

"I'm going to ask you for two hamburgers but I'm really just going to eat one small bite and say it's 'too hamburgery.'"

(Crying) "She said I liked a boy!"

By 1 a.m., my official lights-out, we realized that one little girl didn't have her fan for "white noise."

"I can't sleep without it. You can call my mom and dad," she said cheerily. "They won't mind bringing it across town."

Channeling the wisdom of my foremothers, I put her sleeping bag in the tub and turned on the bathroom fan. Perfect.

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Celia Rivenbark is an award-winning news reporter and freelance columnist for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Comment by clicking here. When Bubbas and hoes are extra welcome
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