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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer
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Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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Every August thousands of children ages 17-19 leave the only home they have known, the community they grew up in, the neighborhood they are familiar with - even the country of their birth, and fly thousands of miles to a new and relatively strange environment where they will remain for a year.

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Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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Most of us have heard the Talmudic assertion that "He who saves a life, saves a world," and conversely, "He who kills a life, kills a world."

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Posted on: June 27th, 2007

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Just the other day, I was commiserating with a close friend about how my life had not gone the way I had envisioned way back when - when I was young and my head was filled with sweet visions of what would be.

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Posted on: June 13th, 2007

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Last week, to my deep distress, my cell phone disappeared from my purse. I don't know whether it somehow fell out, or if someone on the very crowded street purposely brushed against me and slipped a hand into my purse.

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Posted on: May 30th, 2007

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With the Sefiras HaOmer period behind us, the wedding season is in full swing.

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Posted on: May 16th, 2007

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When I was a little girl, I was fortunate to be one of the first of my peers to travel to Israel. It was 1965 and the fledgling state was only 17 years old.

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Posted on: May 2nd, 2007

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There are many die-hard optimists who are actually Leftists. (I thought I would be generous in explaining why they are reality-challenged.)

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Posted on: April 18th, 2007

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Just days ago millions of people's lives across the country were impacted by severe unrelenting weather in the form of snowstorms, torrential rains, hurricane force winds and tornadoes.

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Posted on: April 2nd, 2007

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Just days ago, the question, "How is this night different from all others?" was asked at Pesach tables around the world.

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Posted on: March 21st, 2007

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It's erev Pesach, the house is sparkling, the chicken soup is cooking, the potatoes have been peeled (20 pounds worth) and the guests are on their way.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2007

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'Twas the morning after Purim and in a ba'al batishe house, A bleary-eyed husband tried not to wake up his spouse,

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Posted on: February 21st, 2007

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Smart husbands know that their wives as a rule are full of common sense and wisdom and if they want to be successful in life, they should listen to what their wife has to say - and follow it.

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Posted on: January 24th, 2007

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The other day I was shopping at a large supermarket and happened to go down the frozen foods aisle, past the endless freezers containing every imaginable flavor, shape and size of ice cream.

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Posted on: January 10th, 2007

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As a longtime "born-again single" and parent, I've come to the conclusion that the road to matrimony is like the road to weight loss.

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Posted on: December 27th, 2006

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The menorahs have been put away; the scale groans with the added weight of the sufganiyot and latkes that were devoured; and people are starting to formulate their Pesach plans (so soon already!).

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Posted on: December 13th, 2006

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This past week I took time out from my daily activities to have a medical checkup - something I highly recommend.

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Posted on: November 29th, 2006

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This past week, millions of Americans took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday to pick themselves up and, alone or with family, get into a car, bus, train or airplane to visit relatives or friends or have a mini-vacation.

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Posted on: November 15th, 2006

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It was one of those cold, rain-soaked evenings - the kind that make you look forward to a hot drink, a good book and a soft couch to curl up on.

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Posted on: November 1st, 2006

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The question that is on many people's mind these days is why the organizers of the international "Pride Parade" chose the holy city of Jerusalem as the venue for their exhibition.

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Posted on: October 18th, 2006

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This summer there was a big hue and cry over the anti-Jewish rants uttered by a very drunk Mel Gibson after he was stopped by police for driving like a ...drunk - out of control, with an inability to think and judge clearly.

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