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A Well-Adjusted Purse-onality
If it feels like you're going on an archaeological dig every time you need something from your purse or tote bag, fret no more.

Museum Finds Online
If you're the type of person who's known for giving distinctive gifts, here are a few ideas drawn from the gift shops of some of the world's finest museums—and you can shop without leaving home!

Gilda on DVD
Stuck inside on a dreary winter afternoon? Warm up that DVD player, pop in a copy of The Best of Gilda Radner (Lion's Gate, $19.98) and laugh your head off.

This Chanukah Say 'Bah Humdrum!'
Forget the humdrum this Chanukah. We've discovered an assortment of music, rituals, kids' books, games, and tablewareall available on linethat will help make the holiday more fun for everyone in the house.

Mah-Jongg on Our Minds
If you are new to the game or if you’ve already succumbed to the lure of clacking tiles, you’ll relish Mah-Jongg: From Shanghai to Miami Beach, a delightful new book by Christina Cavallaro and Anita Luu (Chronicle, $14.95).

Hello, Jewish Dollies
Parents and grandparents disillusioned with the current crop of dolls that focus on shopping, makeup and skin-baring fashions now have somewhere to turn.

Super Soups
The best soups can take hours to simmer to perfection, but Tabatchnick gives the time-challenged a way to enjoy the rich taste of Old World–style soups, stews and side dishes without having to toil endlessly over a hot stove.
Get Happy

The Jewish path to happiness isn't found in smiley faces or bumper-sticker wisdom but in recognizing the power you have to choose a path toward growth, gratitude and a positive outlook.

Knit Happens

Bubbe's hobby turns hip as Jewish college girls and young career women discover that taking up yarn and needles provides both tangible and intangible rewards.

The Science of Success

Continuing obstacles and personal sacrifices haven't kept Jewish women from climbing to the upper rungs of scientific research.

How Interfaith Families Handle the Winter Holidays Has a Lasting Impact on Their Children's Religious Identity.

Sylvia Barack Fishman is a professor of Contemporary Jewish Life in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University, and also co-directs The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.

A Way With Words
You've probably heard that one of the best new revivals on Broadway this season is Sweet Charity, starring Christina Applegate. What you may not know is that the person behind the show's feisty, clever lyrics, including those for such numbers as "Hey Big Spender," and "If My Friends Could See Me Now," was Dorothy Fields, a Jewish woman, born 100 years ago this year.

Jewish Penicillin Online
Need a gift for a sick friend who lives across the country? How about a treat for a child away at college or a grandchild you don't see often enough?

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