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Quick Takes

11 Av 5777 – August 2, 2017
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The Disturbing Mr. De Blasio

He told a German TV station that his appearance was in part to provide an opposing position to President Trump’s worldview.

Time To End The Charades

Financial packages? Reintegrating cold-blooded murderers into society? And so the report went, simply glossing over the damning evidence of Palestinian malevolence.

‘Menashe’ Is A Marvel

Unfortunately, when it comes to the media and film, chasidic Jews are sometimes portrayed as people from another world who joylessly follow archaic laws.

From Exile To Redemption

Many books and commentaries have been written on the reasons we have not merited redemption. All agree that the main reason is the lack of love between us.

A Slander Against A Zionist Leader That Just Won’t Go Away

Wise was especially furious when Silver helped persuade Republican leaders to insert a pro-Zionist plank in their 1944 party platform.

Invisible Women: Censorship By Some Orthodox Publications

I think most people in society are able to look at modest pictures of women without it eliciting impure thoughts, said Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

9 Av 5777 – July 31, 2017
ou can assess your emotional intelligence through a variety of tests in order to understand where you stand on the EQ range, however, as I mentioned before EQ is not fixed and is easily raised through your own actions.

The Tale Of Two Young Survivors

Those of us who are children of survivors will undoubtedly relate to at least one or two of the lines above, if not all of them!

Picturing A World

Known for his images of common street life, Vishniac displayed his early talents in the snapshots he took on the streets of Berlin.

Have We Learned The Lesson Of Tisha B’Av?

How can we expect to come before God and ask Him to rebuild our Holy Temple? Before doing so we must at least begin to show Him that we have learned the lesson of its destruction.

Mixed Messages On Preserving Modesty

7 Av 5777 – July 30, 2017
Preventing sexual abuse is not only about telling our kids that no one should touch their private parts or ask them to touch theirs. It’s also vital that a child, no matter the age, be heard and validated upon saying “I’m not comfortable.”

Temple Of The Heart

The Temple is an affair of the heart--it's what is missing from our lives. Subconsciously we have begun more and more to feel this great void in our lives.

Dear Dr. Yael

6 Av 5777 – July 28, 2017
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Asenath Barzani: Remarkable Hebrew Scholar

I never left the entrance to my house or went outside; I was like a princess of Israel ...

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