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Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Where Academic Excellence And Social Justice Reign

Touro has created a school with strong roots that will allow professionals and individuals to survive the storms of life, said Dr. Alan Kadish, president of the Touro College and University System,

Saying ‘Ga’al Yisrael’ Out Loud (Part II)

Question: In the course of my travels, I have discovered that some chazzanim say “ga’al Yisrael” right before Shemoneh Esreh aloud while others say it with their voices fading. Is one practice correct and the other incorrect? M. Goldman

Your Middos Are Killing You

A therapist will show the child a picture of a person’s face and then help her identify the emotion that person was most likely feeling.

Reparative Therapy Redux

Dr. Salomon discussing conversion therapy, a widely discredited practice touted as therapy allegedly designed to change a person’s orientation from homosexual to heterosexual, recently banned by the New York City Council

Time To Reach Out To Our Father

Despite a resurgence of Judaism as evidenced by the ba’al teshuvah movement the hearts of the vast majority of our people have yet to be touched. Jews are disappearing in the melting pot of assimilation and intermarriage. Hashem help--

The Corruption Farce

It is good that the corruption in Netanyahu’s backyard is being investigated and it is good that the public doesn’t like it. However, the level of corruption is currently much lower than under previous PMs.

My Mother, My Role Model: Reflections on the Shloshim of Grace Schwarzberg

May the life of Grace Schwarzberg – Gittel Brana bat Naftali HaKohen – be an inspiration to all and may her neshama have an aliya

Ambassador Friedman Is Right: There Is No Israeli ‘Occupation’

The wordsmiths at the US State Dept need to face reality in Judea-Samaria. The Israeli “occupation” of the portion where the Palestinian Arabs reside ended long ago, and the Israeli presence in the remainder of those territories is perfectly legitimate.

I Paid The Rent Before The Due Date. I Paid The Installment Before The...

Rent money payable to a landlord at the end of the agreed period of tenancy is deemed a loan.

Unequal Partners

The three came before Rabbi Dayan. Avraham described the situation and asked: "How should we divide payment of the rent and various bills?"

An Amazing Weekend Of Chazzanut

Recollections on a perfectly harmonious Shabbos.

Civil Disobedience

How moving it is, therefore, that the first recorded instance of civil disobedience – predating Thoreau by more than three millennia – is the story in this week's parsha of Shifra and Puah, two ordinary women defying Pharaoh in the name of simple humanity.

Taking A Gamble In Las Vegas

Like most assimilated American Jews, their Jewish future was in peril, and the probability of their marrying outside the faith was statistically more than 70 percent.

Hazzan Joseph Jesurun Pinto: Colonial Spiritual Leader

To celebrate this victory Hazzan Pinto wrote a special prayer that was read in Shearith Israel in October 1760.

The ‘Judaism’ Of Arthur Miller And Marilyn Monroe

A recurrent theme in Miller’s work is the tragic defeats that befall common people.

Shovavim

Among Chasidim, this period is one of teshuvah, fasting, and selichot. And the Jewish Kabbalistic-ethical works talk about this period being one of teshuvah and introspection.

When Dentistry Meets Halacha: An Interview with Rabbi Dr. David Katz

I want to be very clear, though: Almost everybody holds that even if a kohen can attend medical or dental school, he cannot participate in any way shape or form in the actual dissection of a dead body.

Thirteen Outrages In The Rubashkin Prosecution

In denying a request from an AgriProcessors employee that she recuse herself from his criminal case, Judge Reade did not disclose to him or to Rubashkin’s trial lawyers that she had participated in the planning of the raid.

The Forward And Sholom Rubashkin

But it is questions about the treatment of workers that have rocked the industry.

The Times Gets The Vapors Over A Party Vote In Israel

It’s about time, though, that Mr. Abbas and perhaps the Times as well get over their pique at the president’s introduction of a new approach to a problem that has defied all the old ones.

President Trump And The Iran Protests

All of this is coming in the context of Mr. Trump’s vow to gut some of the key sweetheart deals the Iranians wangled out of the Obama/Kerry team.

Eim Habanim Smeicha

Mingled with laughter came the tears as she described the terrifying fear she endured every month before she opened the envelope with her latest test results.

My Broken Refrigerator And The Holocaust

When your yardstick for measuring pain and discomfort is the Holocaust, it’s difficult to get too upset about life’s minor problems – and that’s what they are.

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