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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.

Being Famous—and Jewish
How do the rich and famous feel about being Jewish? Journalist Abigail Pogrebin, a former producer for 60 Minutes, decided to ask them.

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.
Obsessed with Chocolate

"Forget love... I'd rather fall in chocolate."Whoever said that must have been a woman. Women have always had a special place in their heartsand their cravingsfor chocolate. We talk to 3 Jewish women about their love affair with the dark side.

The Science of Success

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

Arlene Blum

Despite an overprotected childhood in which she was encouraged to find a husband rather than to pursue a professional career, Arlene Blum has gone on to become a pioneer on two fronts.

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.

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.

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