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Knesset Christian Allies and the Sinai Option
 
Syrian Mortar hits Israeli Golan Tuesday Morning

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Head of Iran’s Top Clerical Body Dies

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‘Radicalized’ Convert to Islam Attempted to Murder Canadian Soldiers [video]

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Abbas Wreaks Vengeance on Arabs Selling Land to Jews

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Israel’s Government Recruits Citizens to ‘Fight Ebola’

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Beach Boys Cancel Israel Performance

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Jerusalem Light Rail’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Arab Violence

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Rare 2,000 Yr Old Monument to Emperor Hadrian Found in Jerusalem

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Syrian Death Toll for Saturday and Sunday Breaks 300

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Father and ISIS Stone Woman to Death in Syria [video]

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Proposed Conversion Bill, Change in Local Rabbinate Power Nixed by Netanyahu

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Haaretz Smears American Terrorism Expert with Political Hit Job

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Kosher Butcher in Germany Admits Selling Non-Kosher Meat for Years

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RCA Issues Statement Regarding Freundel Matter

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Israeli Sherpa ‘Pony Express’ Saved Hundreds in Nepal Blizzard

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ISIS Wants You – Dead [video]

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PA Children’s TV Shows Why Peace Process Means Wiping Israel off the Map [video]

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US-led Air Strikes Kill 8 Civilians in Syria

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They’re Ba-a-a-a-ck… Hezbollah Guerrillas Redeploy on Israel’s Northern Border

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Arab MK Zoabi Says IDF ‘Worse than’ ISIS

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Marriage and Relationships
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Posted on: March 28th, 2013

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To this day, all the returned items remain in my parent's possession. Baruch Hashem, this was the beginning of a very close and wonderful relationship between my parents and these machatanim - on that continues until today.

 

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

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We recognize that the Exodus story in the Torah, like all biblical narratives, is more than just a historical or political tale of physical bondage and ensuing liberation, it is also a spiritual and psychological drama. The exodus represents the human potential to liberate itself from slavery -- be it physical, mental, or spiritual.

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Posted on: March 21st, 2013

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Just like Aharon HaKohen promoted shalom bayis by sharing with couples all of the good things that his or her spouse said, a therapist can encourage shalom bayis in this same way.

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Posted on: March 21st, 2013

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I often write about Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) because it is a pervasive and problematic issue in our community today. Recent surveys suggest that ODD affects between two and sixteen percent of children. Children with ODD are often classified as “explosive” because of their severe and sudden outbreaks.

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Posted on: March 21st, 2013

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There are millions of adults today who experienced the trauma of their parents’ divorce 20, 30, 40 or more years ago. Some have found closure, but many more have not. Regrettably, it is a time in a child’s life that is never forgotten. It stays with you; it is part of who you are.

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Posted on: March 15th, 2013

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Dear Dr. Yael: I recently concluded that I don’t believe in G-d. One day, while davening with kavanah for yiras Shamayim, I found material flaws in my reasons for believing in G-d and Judaism. I have felt this way for pretty much my whole life, with much introspection and debate. Finally, in one instant, my entire belief system fell away.

Schonbuch-Rabbi-Daniel
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2013

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It’s inevitable that sometimes couples will step on each other’s toes; especially during the first year of marriage, where newlyweds find themselves tip-toeing around their spouse’s emotional roadblocks. Don’t forget that it takes time to learn about your spouse’s idiosyncrasies and how to respond in a way that makes him or her feel at ease.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2013

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For instance, if a woman had a very warm and loving father and then marries a warm and loving husband, she may continue to have a positive imago and enjoy an excellent relationship with her husband.

Neuman-Rabbi-M-Gary
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2013

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My father-in-law spent over thirty-five years as a circuit court judge. He noticed that some clients paid teams of lawyers only to be poorly represented. He noted in these cases that, "the lawyers are so busy arguing with each other that nobody's arguing the case." There was an absence of cohesiveness and the ego driven fighting rendered the team ineffective.

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Posted on: February 28th, 2013

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While understanding the situation will hopefully make it easier for you to handle it, it is important to speak with your mother - respectfully - about what is bothering you.

Schonbuch-Rabbi-Daniel
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2013

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To feel loved and nurtured your spouse needs to feel that you empathize with his or her emotions. The key is empathy. Empathy isn’t the same as sympathy or pity. It means being able to put yourself in another’s position, to feel what he feels and see what he sees, without losing yourself in the process.

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Posted on: February 28th, 2013

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The term Renaissance Man is defined by Wikipedia Encyclopedia as “a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas.” Many of us might think we know someone of that calibre, but does the person really have such a span of knowledge and impact on others?

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Posted on: February 21st, 2013

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Dear Dr. Yael: Your recent column on “The Burden Of Feeling Overwhelmed” (Dear Dr. Yael, 2-8-13) made me very upset. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, this woman should feel blessed. After all, she has over 10 children, four of whom are married and living near her. Additionally, they are financially comfortable with a large home and full-time help.

Schonbuch-Rabbi-Daniel
 

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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Mirroring is a good way to start actively listening. To mirror, you simply paraphrase or repeat back to your spouse what he or she is saying to you.

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Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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The difficulty lies in how teenagers perceive their surroundings. They often see the world as revolving around them and cannot understand why parents are always asking them to do things.

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Posted on: February 7th, 2013

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Explain to them that you'll try to be there for them when they "need" your help, but that you may have to sometimes take a rain check when they simply "want" your help.

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Posted on: February 1st, 2013

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Dear Dr. Respler: The letter from the husband lamenting his family’s difficulties brought on by his wife’s physical impairments (“For Better Or Worse – Or Bailing Out,” 1-11) brings back memories of my experience. I was the wife who one day found herself physically incapacitated and unable to do the simplest acts.

Schonbuch-Rabbi-Daniel
 

Posted on: January 25th, 2013

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David and his wife had been married for 15 years and believed they knew what each other really wanted. While attending a marriage seminar on communication, David and his wife listened to the instructor declare, “It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.”

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Posted on: January 24th, 2013

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Dear Dr. Yael: I have, Baruch Hashem, a beautiful family with children and several grandchildren. I am fortunate to be close with all of them. I also work and take care of my parents, like many others in the “sandwich generation.” While I love my life, I am constantly exhausted and overworked.

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Posted on: January 17th, 2013

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Dear Dr. Yael: Your recent column on “The Wrongs Of Onas Devarim” (Dear Dr. Yael, 12-28-2012) was, for me, the worst column ever. Here’s why:

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