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Impressions of India: Jodhpur to Jaipur

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

We woke up to record-breaking cold temperatures today all over northern India. Breakfast was served in the colorful tent in front of the hotel and I wore the warm pashmina shawl my son gave me, but was sorry I hadn't also put on my wool jacket.

Greece: Once Upon a Spittle

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Sabra Gertsch

The Greeks believe the gesture of spitting wards off misfortune and stops the power of the Evil Eye. The tradition is a simple "ftou ftou ftou" delivered from the mouth of a wise old woman to the forehead of a vulnerable young one.

'Evil' Artifact Discovered In Ancient Cemetery

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 08.13.2014 | Science

A 2,000-year-old cemetery with several underground tombs has been discovered near the Nile River in Sudan. Archaeologists excavated several of the un...

How Miracles Work

Gerit Quealy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Gerit Quealy

I couldn't tell if it was the rain or the tears. That's not true, it was clearly the rain -- because the windshield wipers weren't working! Again. Tea...

The Metamorphosis in Miami: On Motherhood and "the Mati"

Eleni Gage | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Eleni Gage

These days, it seems nothing in my day is within my control. My toddler is in charge. And she's like a force of nature or an act of God, like a tsunami toying with the shore of a tropical paradise.

Waiting To Announce Your Jewish Baby's Name

Nina Badzin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Nina Badzin

Perhaps nothing unifies Jews across levels of observance and backgrounds more than our adherence to superstitions involving babies. We Jews don't mess around with this stuff. Frankly, I find this curious.

Re-examining The 'Evil Eye'

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

There are many different schools of thought in Judaism about the ayin harah, or "evil eye."

A Warning to All the Thankful

Alison Stein Wellner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Stein Wellner

So, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and already many of us are not only thinking about exactly what we're grateful for, but actually saying these things alo...