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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer
 

The Fourth Son

Posted on: April 12th, 2006

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As we recite the Haggadah during the seder, we are introduced to the "Four Sons."

 

Insight

Posted on: March 29th, 2006

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My little boy messed up the wall, But what he did didn't make me mad at all,

 

Single In Shushan City (A Purim Spiel)

Posted on: March 15th, 2006

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"Another day another dinar," sighed Esther as she prepared her daily infusion of Turkish coffee before leaving for her job as an assistant editor at her Uncle Mordy's business, Megillah Publishing.

 

Am Yisrael Chai

Posted on: March 1st, 2006

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February/Adar is birthday month in the Kupfer family, with four out of five members born during this period.

 

The ‘New Jews’ Of Europe

Posted on: February 22nd, 2006

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"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." Marcellus, the character in Hamlet who uttered those words, couldn't have been more right.

 

Smart Wrinkles

Posted on: February 15th, 2006

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This column is being written on my secular birthday, February 14 (my real birthday is 11 Adar), a birthday - not surprisingly - that I share with my twin brother.

 

Self-Image And Barking Dogs (Part II)

Posted on: January 18th, 2006

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In my previous column I wrote about the importance of assigning minimal value to the utterances of those who make nasty, ego-wounding comments.

 

Self-Image And Barking Dogs (Part I)

Posted on: January 4th, 2006

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Chanukah is over and we are now dealing with the repercussions of wantonly indulging in crispy, crunchy, melt in your mouth potato latkes and overdosing on sugary, chocolaty, jelly-oozing donuts.

 

Chanukah Gifts For Your Little Son’s Rebbe

Posted on: December 21st, 2005

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Gift giving is a real challenge for many parents during Chanukah.

 

Getting Out Of The Driver’s Seat In Someone Else’s Car

Posted on: May 18th, 2005

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I was at a recent fundraiser on behalf of Israel's Beit Halochem institutions. In Hebrew, beit halochem means the house of the warrior and that is what these centers are - a home away from home for disabled Israeli soldiers and wounded victims of Islamic terror and violence.

 

Bearing The Unbearable

Posted on: May 4th, 2005

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Pesach seemed heavier this year. I'm not talking in terms of the tremendous amount of food that was consumed or the seemingly endless lifting, bending, scrubbing, scouring and cooking that is part and parcel of pre and post Passover preparations as well as during the chag.

 

Modeh Ani – A Thank You

Posted on: April 20th, 2005

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Over the years I always wondered why Hashem - the Master and Creator of the Universe - was so machmir - so adamant in having us mortals sing his praises and thank him all the time.

 

Where There’s Life, There Is Hope

Posted on: April 6th, 2005

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You would have to be hiding under a rock to be unaware of the sad and drawn-out death of a severely brain damaged woman called Terri Schiavo, whose husband and legal guardian made the decision to have her life-sustaining feeding tube removed.

 

A Prayer For Freedom

Posted on: March 23rd, 2005

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In very recent issues of the Jewish Press there have been a number of disturbing articles detailing the dire plight of various types of people who have lost their physical or social freedom.

 

Thinking Before You Leap

Posted on: March 9th, 2005

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I recently heard that an acquaintance of mind got divorced for the 2nd time. The marriage had lasted a very short time, but I was not surprised.

 

The Smart Schlimazels And Cunning Shlemiels

Posted on: February 23rd, 2005

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We all know them - the sad sacks who seemingly were born under a bad constellation.

 

Critical Comments And Your Children’s Futures

Posted on: February 9th, 2005

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As my friend Eve (not her real name) and I started filling our plates at a recent buffet dinner, she commented that lucky for her, her mother wasn't with us.

 

A Gazayra In Gaza

Posted on: January 26th, 2005

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The Hebrew word gazayra means evil decree. Sometimes, a government decree is just that - an indisputably evil order, as when Pharaoh of Biblical times commanded the murder of all Hebrew male newborns.

 

Helping Yourself First – Is That Politically Correct?

Posted on: January 12th, 2005

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While randomly perusing some Jewish community newspapers this past week, I was struck by the press releases of several Jewish organizations crowing with excited pride about the significant monetary donations they made for victims of the Tsunami.

 

Who’s Watching The Kids?

Posted on: December 29th, 2004

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A good friend of mine, "Sarah," recently shared her concern over her two year old grandson's health.

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