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Snow Day

It was only later in the day, during afternoon carpool, that things abruptly spun out of control. Literally.

Guard Your Influence (I)

No year will exceed the seminary year in influencing the development of these young women.

The Power Of A U-Turn

Rabbi Margalit, wanting somehow to soothe the man’s pain, began to respond but the man wouldn’t let him.

Changing And Growing: Judah Sets The Standard

t was not Joseph but Judah who conferred his identity on the people; Judah who became the ancestor of Israel’s greatest king, David; Judah from whom the messiah will be born. Why Judah and not Joseph? The answer undoubtedly lies in the beginning of Parshat Vayigash,

Our Symphony

“Don’t say a word,” Mrs. P warned us with a wag of her finger. “Let the kallah think for herself.”

Do Not Shame: Tamar’s Righteous Lesson

Tamar realizes Judah has no intention of giving her his last son. Now trapped-an agunah-she acts

The Day I Missed My Stop

Although I did not know it yet, missing my stop was predestined.

Jacob’s Justifiable Distress

“Jacob was very afraid and distressed.” His fear was physical-fear of death. His distress was moral.

A Big To-Do Over Nothing

I was not going to be the one to point out to her that there had been no reason for her to turn around at all.

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Our reactions range from dismay to shellshock to utter helplessness. In fact, her youngest sister has yet to forgive her for the very unpleasant and unwelcome surprise that greeted us that morning.

A Father’s Love

It's not difficult understanding why Rebecca loved Jacob, the real question's why Isaac loved Esau?

Chanukah

Chanukah teaches the secret that greatness is how you respond-It’s how you fight&sacrifice for RIGHT

In Simcha And In Sadness

I opened my e-mail and for the first time there was an e-mail from her waiting for me.

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

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