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Wendy Jaffe


Pvt. Jaffe and the Navy SEALs

There were about 200 of us civilians, plus another dozen Navy SEALs, on an otherwise deserted San Diego beach.
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A Goliath Parenting Mistake

If you are a woman who grew up in the Valley in the ’70s, you probably owned Dittos jeans. They came in blue, of course, but they were also sold ...
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‘Smart’ Phones

I was riding a crowded cable car in New Orleans when a mother with 2-year-old twins climbed on board. She squeezed herself into an open seat in ...
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Life Without Children: Having It All?

My house is quiet. Quiet and clean. My daughter just left (again) for college, and my son left for a three-night retreat with his high school ...
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The Sermon

If my calculations are correct, I have listened to somewhere between 70 and 80 High Holy Days sermons. The total sounds high, but when you ...
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