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Lessons Learned From Martin Mendelsohn

The tragic Mendelsohn saga clearly illustrates the importance of clear pre-need funeral arrangements

The Pied Piper Of Auschwitz

Mrs. R. hurls the violin at the couch, screeching, “It’s horrible! I sound so horrible!” and again runs out of the room, sobbing.

Nefesh 2015: An Exceptional And Informative Weekend

However, many people who visit a therapist and feel they weren’t helped conclude that “therapy doesn’t work.” This is unfortunate because those people don’t get the help they could receive.

One Rabbi, Quarter-Million-Dollar Goal, And 18 Straight Hours Of Shiurim To Get There

The 18-hour event, which ran from midnight on December 23 to 6 p.m. on December 24, coincided with a project run by Yavneh’s middle school that had students memorizing the answers to 18,000 questions on the entire Sefer Bereishis.

The Rose Of Rochester

Her life circumstances have never defined her or limited her and her positivity is just refreshingly addictive.

Needles And Threads

They were holy missions, meant to better the world.

Sword And Sandal (And Tzitzis)

Despite having no Hollywood connections to speak of, Perez began the work of first learning how to write a screenplay, then putting all of his research into a script.

Girona, A Mother City In Israel

During the Middle Ages Girona was one of Europe's most important centers of Kabbalah.

Memoir Of A Life Well-Lived

One can’t help but admire her many accomplishments, especially as the director of Head Start,

Monet, Dreyfus, And The End Of Impressionism

When Dreyfus was finally cleared and Zola returned to France, Monet sank into a deep depression over the sordid and disgraceful affair.

Shining Lights

In August of 1945, US Army Chaplain Major Aaron Paperman was stationed in Rome, Italy, and sent a telegram to the Agudath Israel Youth...

The 2154th Chanukah (or Chanukah #2154)

Our own contemporary Chanukah battle has become one of saving Chanukah from American culture.

Bella Chagall’s Chanukah

She needs to rescue her fleshless memories, lest they flicker out and die.

A Soldier’s Prayer

“It is a gruesome thing to ask every married soldier to visualize his complete destruction… It would be terribly destructive to morale.”

Our Cabbage Patch Adoptions

We wanted our children to view adoption as a natural, positive thing.

Yitzhak Navon’s Scroll Of The Elders In The Kotel Hama’aravi

What follows are several excerpts, translated into English, to give readers a flavor of the late president’s beautiful prose:

Only Good News

I just don't want to hear any more about it.

The Night Of Broken Glass—And Dreams

SA and Hitler Youth members shattered the windows of 7,500 Jewish-owned shops (hence the name Kristallnacht, or Night of Shattered Glass) and the stores were looted.

The Jewish Connection To The Brooklyn Bridge

The remarkable Unger, a true mathematical Renaissance man, was a visionary in the field of mathematics education who also wrote numerous texts, many of which became pedagogical standards used by university systems across Europe, particularly in Russia

Mayor Plans First Shul In Ein Gedi In 1,800 Years

Litvinoff said the shul is just one project among several that he has promoted on behalf of observant Jews.

Away For The Holidays

Bring home for the holidays was every GI's dream...

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