One Last Father-Daughter Chat

Sometimes the most important conversations between a father and child are the ones that have to be slipped in edgewise. David Applebaum's daughter Nava, 20, was to be married last Wednesday in Jerusalem. Applebaum, who was ordained as a rabbi before he opted for a medical career, had already gone to some lengths to ensure that Nava was properly launched in her new status, compiling a booklet for her of rabbinical sayings, family aphorisms and his own thoughts about relationships and marriage. But he was determined to fit in one more chat with his oldest girl before she stepped beneath the...

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