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Take A Really Good Look

The woman next to me leaned even further forward, and soon started to interject comments as I spoke to the couple.

A Cornucopia Of Blessings

My parents knew so much but were never too proud to learn something from their children for whom they provided a proper Jewish education.

The Yale Five (Conclusion)

Though the Yale 5 lost the case and appeal, they ultimately won: Yale became flexible about housing

The Almighty’s Supreme Call To Man

Torah is neither a book of history nor science, it is, first and last, a book about how to live.

Coming Full Circle

In the end, I reluctantly moved into the widow’s home on my own, and somehow managed to pull through, despite my acute disappointment and frustration.

A Night In The Emergency Room: A True Story

I stood up, lurching down the hall, and collided into an old man clutching a pole with in IV bag.

The Universality Of Sukkot

Sukkot's the only festival sharing the pilgrimage cycle & part of Tishrei sequence-hence, double JOY

Little Boy Lost

Immediately people went up to him to help him, to find out what the problem was and to solve it as soon as possible.

Divine Help To Beating Infertility

I was instructed to stop all treatment, and I did. However, I insisted on meeting face to face with my doctor.

Torah As Song

“We received Torah from Moses” or “from our parents” isn't enough. We must write our "own" scroll

Full Pockets

He loved to watch the boy’s face light up when he offered to learn with him, and that was reward enough.

The Yale Five (IV)

The Yale 5 became the cause célèbre of liberals who maligned & conservatives who triumphed the cause

The Pursuit Of Joy

Happiness is not the central value of the Torah. Occurring ten times more is the word "simcha," JOY

Found Chizuk

Be happy. Be grateful. God knows what he is doing. It is all happening for a reason.

Learning From My Experience

We get so busy living our lives, handling our day-to-day little crises that we forget to go that one step deeper and appreciate our lives.

To The Third And Fourth Generations

If we parents fail to honor responsibilities then society’s children will pay the price for our sins

A Tangled Tefillin Tale

Before divulging the reason for her call, she took quite a while to retrace the circuitous route that had led her to me.

The Hope And Promise Of Prophecy

Moshe wasn't the last of the prophets. How would Israel discern his true successors from the false?

The Yale Five (III)

The Yale 5 were treated liked pariahs by their fellow Jewish students; their beliefs rejected

The Cycle Of Life-Love Transcends All Boundaries

Upon awakening, I noticed several messages on my phone wishing me “mazal tov” on the arrival of a little maidel.

Greatness Is Humility

Three moments, sharing the same message, made a deep impression on me: Greatness is humility.

An Amen Party In South Africa

It is very exciting because the women are answering amen because it is a mitzvah, because it is agreeing with the statement that Hashem creates all our food for us...

The Poet And Mystic Vs. The Philosopher

Amongst the greatest disagreements in Judaism is the understanding of the 1st of the 10 Commandments

Lost And Found

Snow in Jerusalem! For many New Englanders like me, snow pulls at our nostalgic heartstrings like nothing else can.

8:30 a.m.

We realize how much we miss something only after it's gone.

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