Tag: Twins

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I am a supporter of the American Society for Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial organization in Israel, whose educational programs are wide-ranging and available to everyone. In addition to the bi-monthly American newsletter, Martyrdom and Resistance, I receive the Yad Vashem magazine twice a year. Today’s story is from the latest edition. On the “Treasures […]

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What were the odds that twin sisters, Jews raised in Sioux City, IA, would achieve international fame as givers of advice?

I can’t calculate those odds, but Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer came to be known as Ann Landers, and Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips followed quickly in her footsteps to become Abigail van Buren (Dear Abby). They were born on July 4, 1918 to Russian Jewish immigrants, Abraham and Rebecca Friedman:

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Emily Zanotti is back 6 weeks after having twins—and she’s got a little feedback on all the advice she was given before giving birth. Kelly Maher and Bethany Mandel join to share the hacks they couldn’t Mom without… and the advice they never actually took.

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How about a break from politics? To atheists, it would be silly to ask why twins exist. The phenomenon is easily chalked up to random mutation; mere happenstance. But we believers must relate everything to the divine plan of our omniscient God. So I ask:  More

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