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Ruth Lockshin of Toronto leads a partnership minyan at a conference in New York of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, December 2013.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.

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A volunteer at last year's Meir Panim Purim celebration in Israel. 
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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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According to Maimonides, the great medieval Jewish scholar, “Gifts for the poor [matanot l’evyonim] deserve more attention than the seudah and mishloach manot because there is no greater, richer happiness than bringing joy to the hearts of needy people, orphans, widows and proselytes.”

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Alexander Imich at his home. Photo by Beth Sarafraz.
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2014

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Imich was born in 1903 in Poland, where he later earned his Ph.D. in 1927, despite the best efforts of anti-Semitic professors to sabotage his thesis

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Posted on: February 28th, 2014

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Have you seen drivers mindlessly block traffic to load or unload passengers and cargo while a huge parking space is only a few feet away?

Undated photo of Rabbi Avigdor, courtesy of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

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People often ask me why do we need another Holocaust center? The story of Isaac Avigdor is the answer.

Standing, left to right: Mrs. Rochel Goldman, Shlucha to Johannesburg, South Africa; Mrs. Rivka Kotlarsky and Mrs. Molly Resnick, co-directors of the Guest of Shluchos program. Sitting, left to right: Rebbetzin Shula Kazan, Shlucha to Cleveland, OH, and Mrs. Naomi Mauer, co-publisher of The Jewish Press.
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2014

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Almost every year I am invited to attend the grand banquet of the International Shluchos Convention, the climax of a four-day weekend that attracts some 2,500 Chabad shluchos from all over the world – from Argentina to Australia, from Thailand to Kazakhstan, and from every state in the U.S. It takes place the weekend of Chaf Bet Shevat, the yahrzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt”l.

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Posted on: February 14th, 2014

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Dear Mordechai, Someone gave me a gift that I don’t like. But I don’t want to hurt his feelings. What should I do? You Shouldn’t Have

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Posted on: February 14th, 2014

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Who are the heroes who rush into a hell like this and pull out the wounded and the dead?

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Posted on: February 7th, 2014

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Today, there are about 40 chevrei kadisha in New York State alone, and hundreds throughout the country.

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Posted on: February 7th, 2014

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The greatest concern is for the sensitive care, modesty and dignity of the deceased throughout the process. There is even a point during the tahara when crew members verbally, or internally, apologize to the deceased in case there was any inadvertent lapse of dignity.

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Posted on: February 7th, 2014

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Jews from this Persian city were not only cruelly attacked by mobs, but also forced to convert to Islam.

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Posted on: February 5th, 2014

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New York City mayors have been outspoken defenders of Israel since its establishment – and of the Zionist cause even before that.

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Posted on: January 31st, 2014

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It was a few weeks before Purim and I had just come home from a fabulous day in Ateres Naava seminary. I was inspired. I felt empowered and I wanted to act. I wanted to change the world!

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Posted on: January 31st, 2014

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But there's more to us New Squarians. And it isn’t all about blow torches, although we use those too, to light the torches used to escort a chosson to his wedding, to kasher catering kitchens, and to weld iron, sometimes as window bars for our condominium windows, three flights up.

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Posted on: January 17th, 2014

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This mitzpeh, or outlook, is a memorial to soldiers who fell during the “Mirdafim” (Pursuits) that took place in the area for about three years after the Six-Day War.

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Posted on: January 17th, 2014

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After the Six-Day War, Kfar Darom was resettled as a Nachal outpost of Bnei Akiva, and later, in 1990, a civilian settlement was established and the ancient, original name attributed to this place during the period of the Mishna, Kfar Darom, was adopted.

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Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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What we saw was Arab arrogance, audacity, and terror that was completely out of control.

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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The story line may have been a bit confusing, but the message seemed pretty clear; in life you need both the psychologist and the Rebbe.

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Posted on: January 3rd, 2014

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Shabbos at a Nefesh weekend is an experience all on its own.

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Posted on: December 27th, 2013

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Shabbos means different things for us than it does for the average Jewish home. Soon after my divorce six years ago, I made a valiant effort at conducting a Shabbos meal for my two toddlers, aged three and a half and two and a half. With emotional resources severely depleted and time and energy limited, the store-bought roasted chicken and greasy soup with heavy matzah balls did little to enhance the atmosphere, and the gnawing loneliness threatened to engulf me. Is it any wonder I gave up?

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