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Middle East Flash Point?

The key would seem to be that with the Russian efforts against ISIS in Iraq and Syria came the embedding of a vast Russian military presence.

Dear Dr. Yael

Company can rob your children of special attention and time with you.

Camp Mommy – Week 2

One of the advantages of this craft is that it’s very flexible and works with simple forms as well as more intricate designs.

Kasher My Kitchen

Glass cannot be kashered or used at all on Pesach because it is made of sand and is halachically considered earthenware.

The Legacy Of The Or Hachaim

Another remarkable fact concerning the Or Hachaim is that he is the only Sephardi commentator in most editions of the Mikra’ot Gedolot, a point that is little recognized today.

Whether Notation Of A Loan In The Deceased’s Ledger Is Sufficient To Require A...

The Rambam, however, was of the opinion that hearsay evidence is not sufficient to require the defendant to take the Shevuat Heiset oath of denial, even if it came from the plaintiff’s father.

The Jewish Aviator Who Almost Beat Lindbergh

Levine offered the Columbia to Lindbergh for $15,000, but insisted that, as a non-negotiable condition of the sale, he retain the right to designate the crew for what would surely be a historic flight.

Parshat Toldot

Leaders often have to make difficult decisions of critical importance.

A Time Of Reflection And Appreciation

We recognize that we are only a speck in this great world and only a small impression in the unfolding of time. As an educator, I have always believed that teachers should realize this as well.

Savory With A Touch Of Sweet

Pure maple syrup is so versatile – it can be used in cookies, cakes, meat and poultry, and even on waffles, too.

What Caused Tropical Storm Harvey?

The disaster has unfolded on an epic scale, with the nation’s fourth-largest city mostly paralyzed by the storm that parked itself over the Gulf Coast.

Dear Dr. Yael

Where is her empathy and understanding for me?

Just One Speech

Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, though no longer with us has left a rich legacy that never fails to inspire.

The Centenary Of Allenby’s Entering Jerusalem

Brooks predicted that Jerusalem would be liberated in 1917, an idea that intrigued Allenby, who began to view his own role in Eretz Yisrael in prophetic terms.

Coping Alone: The Right Of A Daughter To Inherit

A typical example of a chok is the prohibition against wearing sha’atnez, clothes made of wool and linen. A typical example of a mishpat is the prohibition against murder.

New Beginnings

With no special additions in any of the prayers, after such celebrations one can fall into sadness thinking the next holiday is Chanukah and it’s so far away.

Hamelech – The King

Another peculiar event that has covered the news recently is the players of the NFL who refuse to honor the flag and national anthem.

Dear Dr. Yael

While we believe that there are numerous valid paths within Orthodox Judaism, not all observant Jews are born into a community that fits them.

Is A Wife Responsible For Her Husband’s Debts? (Siman 77:10)

The husband or his heirs will then have the right to sue the wife as co-borrower for reimbursement of the money they repaid on her behalf.

Truth Is Not A Political Position

Hurling labels such as “right wing,” “ultra-right,” or even “extreme.” avoids fair, reasoned, fact-based debate on the issues, and instead attempts to delegitimize.

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