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Nathan Lewin
 

Posted on: January 6th, 2016


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Payment was not, apparently, an essential ingredient in the allegedly criminal conduct the FBI intended to punish if the “Getcha Sting” had succeeded in luring participants into a “forced Get.”

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Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
 

Posted on: December 30th, 2015


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Perhaps we were better off when we were less sophisticated and just lived with emunah peshutah.

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Front-Page-122515-Letter
 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2015


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William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was the only American president to also sit on the Supreme Court. The Republican was an effective administrator but a poor politician; caught in the intense battles between progressives and conservatives, he received little credit for his administration’s achievements, which included establishing a postal savings system, admitting Arizona and New Mexico […]


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Freida Sima and her brothers Abie (standing) and Benny, circa 1927.
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2015


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After several dates, when she sensed the “chicken killer” was about to propose, my grandmother beat a hasty retreat, remarking to her aunts that one day longer with him and she would have become a vegetarian.

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Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
 

Posted on: December 9th, 2015


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Chanukah tells of a powerful story of light over darkness, when a small Hasmonean band of Jewish soldiers defeated a vastly larger, better trained, and better equipped Seleucid (Syrian-Greek) force. As we know, the struggle was not primarily militaristic in nature. The main objective for Mattisyahu, Yehuda, and their followers was to eradicate from their […]


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Front-Page-120415
 

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015


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On Chanukah it is we who provide the illumination. We cause light to come into the world. Darkness forces us, so to speak, to search for the Source of the eternal light emanating from the Creator.

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Henry Kissinger
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2015


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Kissinger was viewed by many as a self-hating Jew who turned on his father and his people by consistently acting in a manner inimical to Jewish interests.

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Freida Sima, circa 1916
 

Posted on: November 18th, 2015


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“Remember, you are sixteen!” she said, reminding her of the cutoff for unaccompanied passengers wishing to work in America.


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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2015


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Prayers are the mighty and powerful weapons of the Jewish people. There is no substitute for our weapons, our prayers.


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Harvey Rachlin
 

Posted on: November 4th, 2015


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I’ve learned that though pulpit rabbis all have basic roles, they can be as diverse in their calling as they are in their personalities.


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Front-Page-103015
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2015


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At a time when many Jews changed their names and joined churches to deflect anti-Semitism and to facilitate assimilation into American society, Isidor did not deny his heritage; indeed, he embraced it.

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Front-Page-102315
 

Posted on: October 21st, 2015


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The target of her investigation is the Orthodox community, and WNYC’s denying it an equal voice to defend itself was unfair – and bad journalism to boot.

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Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
 

Posted on: October 14th, 2015


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Rabbi Yehuda responded, "If you didn't know him personally, it is impossible for you to fully appreciate his loss." I heartily agreed.


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Freida Sima in America, age 18 (1913)
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2015


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“Not only will I have to stop studying when I get married, I'll die a slow death if I end up like that,” she told Marium. “Better Tateh should just kill me and be done with it.”

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L-R: Clarence Chamberlin, Jacob Gould Schurman, and Charles Levine in Berlin.
 

Posted on: October 1st, 2015


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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.


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Rav Dovid Hofstedter
 

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015


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This is not the only time in Jewish ritual where we demonstrate that as Jews we have a clear interest in involving the world at large in our avodah.


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Rabbi Naphtali Hoff
 

Posted on: September 17th, 2015


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Whether the victim of our deeds is another person or Hashem (or both), we need to be able to express our regret clearly and without condition.


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Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2015


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When they fight against us, it is because they are waging war against the Jewish idea.

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Front-Page-090415-Exhibit-4
 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2015


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As the First Zionist Congress was indisputably one of the seminal events in modern Jewish history, it is not surprising that it became the subject of some of the most beloved, beautiful, and rare Rosh Hashanah cards ever created.


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Front-Page-082815
 

Posted on: August 26th, 2015


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Many people view a letter or manuscript by a chassidic rebbe or the Chofetz Chaim as intrinsically holy.

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