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It’s My Opinion: “Be Careful Of What You Wish For”

Posted on: September 9th, 2009

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Ariel Morales' long-time wish came true. The 56-year-old Florida resident purchased a sailboat a few weeks ago. Visions of fun and sun filled his mind.

 

Aleh: Caring For My Little Grandson And So Many Others

Posted on: September 2nd, 2009

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There is a very special place in Jerusalem many people have heard of - but how many really know the magnitude of its work? In fact, Aleh is often confused with another facility with a similar sounding name. But Aleh stands alone in its class. Unlike other places, Aleh accepts children who have no chance of rehabilitation, and all the children receive the same loving care.

 

It’s My Opinion: Woodstock

Posted on: August 26th, 2009

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The infamous Woodstock Music Festival, which took place in the summer of 1969, was a historic counterculture event in America. Over 500,000 hippies and hippie wannabees crowded a 600-acre farm area in Upstate New York for three days.

 

Three Mikvaot To Open For Physically Challenged In South Florida

Posted on: August 26th, 2009

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Three mikvaot for the physically challenged will open on Sunday, September 6, in Hallandale, Florida. It is the first mikveh project of this nature in Florida. The endeavor provides special ramps, prep rooms, and hydraulic lifts that will make the mikveh experience pleasant and dignified for a significant segment of South Florida's Jewish population.

 

Three Mikvaot To Open For Physically Challenged In South Florida

Posted on: August 26th, 2009

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Three mikvaot for the physically challenged will open on Sunday, September 6, in Hallandale, Florida. It is the first mikveh project of this nature in Florida. The endeavor provides special ramps, prep rooms, and hydraulic lifts that will make the mikveh experience pleasant and dignified for a significant segment of South Florida's Jewish population.

 

Beis Hamikdash Model Displayed

Posted on: August 19th, 2009

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Recently, Aish HaTorah inaugurated a beautiful and unique model of the Beis Hamikdash in its world headquarters overlooking the Temple Mount and the Western Wall plaza. The model will be on permanent display on the roof of the highly anticipated interactive museum, called the Exploratorium.

 

Beis Hamikdash Model Displayed

Posted on: August 19th, 2009

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Recently, Aish HaTorah inaugurated a beautiful and unique model of the Beis Hamikdash in its world headquarters overlooking the Temple Mount and the Western Wall plaza. The model will be on permanent display on the roof of the highly anticipated interactive museum, called the Exploratorium.

 

It’s My Opinion: Back To School

Posted on: August 12th, 2009

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Summer isalmost over,and in countless homes throughout the country, preparations for the new school year have begun. Shiny new pencil boxes and supplies have been purchased. Hair has been cut and shoes have been shined. Many children are eager to see old friends and familiar classrooms. Traditionally, this time of year has been one of happy anticipation and excitement.

 

Remembering Gush Katif

Posted on: July 29th, 2009

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Tisha B'Av is approaching, and with it, the awe-inspiring and painful memories I felt in when I visited Gush Katif, on a mission with Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

 

Remembering Gush Katif

Posted on: July 29th, 2009

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Tisha B'Av is approaching, and with it, the awe-inspiring and painful memories I felt in when I visited Gush Katif, on a mission with Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

 

Group Of Iranian Jews Gather For First-Ever Meeting

Posted on: July 22nd, 2009

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In the wake of a recent upsurge in violence that swept across Iran following last month's presidential elections, a group of Jews and their descendents from the city of Mashad in Iran's northeast gathered in Jerusalem for the first ever meeting of the Global Mashadi Jewish Federation.

 

Family Celebrates Upsherin By Picking Potatoes For Israel

Posted on: July 15th, 2009

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Twenty-five members of the extended Marks family from Woodmere, New York recently traveled to Israel to celebrate their son Moshe's upsherin. However, this was no ordinary upsherin celebration.

 

Old-Time Orthodox Shul Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Posted on: July 15th, 2009

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Yes, it is your father's synagogue, and it had just observed its 70th anniversary.

 

It’s My Opinion: No Vacation From Need

Posted on: July 15th, 2009

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I write about this subject every year at this time. Regrettably, the problem is still here and the message is worth repeating.

 

A Memorable Visit To A Very Different Hospital

Posted on: July 1st, 2009

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As a congregational rabbi, I often see people in hospitals and other health care facilities. While each building may look different, the actual differences are rather minute. It was my privilege recently to visit a hospital that is a definite exception to that rule.

 

It’s My Opinion: Not A Moment To Waste

Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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A wedding was recently celebrated in West Palm Beach, Florida. The groom, 93 year-old Ebenezer Rose married 89 year-old Monica Hayden. The bride wore a sparkling tiara and a big smile. Friends and relatives toasted the happy couple with champagne.

 

Seminar Sheds Light On Bottled Up Jewish Problem

Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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An all-day conference on body image and eating disorders in the Jewish community took place on Sunday, June 7, in Manhattan. Co-sponsored by the Renfrew Center Foundation and the Orthodox Union's Department of Community Services, the conference boasted a stellar cast of speakers and experts, who spoke urgently of the need to address the growing epidemic of Orthodox Jewish men and women with eating disorders.

 

Seminar Sheds Light On Bottled Up Jewish Problem

Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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An all-day conference on body image and eating disorders in the Jewish community took place on Sunday, June 7, in Manhattan. Co-sponsored by the Renfrew Center Foundation and the Orthodox Union's Department of Community Services, the conference boasted a stellar cast of speakers and experts, who spoke urgently of the need to address the growing epidemic of Orthodox Jewish men and women with eating disorders.

 

Charity, Support And Some Hoops

Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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Many organizations and charities hold various events to help raise needed funds to continue their operations. Typical fundraisers include benefit dinners, Chinese auctions, and raffles - all worthy and enjoyable affairs. But few organizations have sponsored an inventive activity such as the one by Migdal Ohr Educational Center, Israel's largest orphanage, founded by Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman. In October 2007, the organization held a basketball game between the New York Knicks and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.

 

Charity, Support And Some Hoops

Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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Many organizations and charities hold various events to help raise needed funds to continue their operations. Typical fundraisers include benefit dinners, Chinese auctions, and raffles - all worthy and enjoyable affairs. But few organizations have sponsored an inventive activity such as the one by Migdal Ohr Educational Center, Israel's largest orphanage, founded by Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman. In October 2007, the organization held a basketball game between the New York Knicks and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.

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