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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer
 

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.

 

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.

 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2005

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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From time to time, I am asked where I get ideas for my articles. The answer is simple. Just from getting up in the morning and experiencing life.

 

Posted on: December 1st, 2004

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While recently riding on a private local bus, I couldn't help but overhear two elderly, balbatish ladies talking.

 

Posted on: November 17th, 2004

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During this past Yom Tov, I spent some time with my son who lives out of town.

 

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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My first-born son's recent marriage was a huge simcha for the family, but the wedding was actually the culmination of a simcha that began years ago - at his bris.

 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2004

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Walking along a Brooklyn street recently, I saw a scene that could very well be used in a dictionary to explain the word nachas.

 

Posted on: October 20th, 2004

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During Rosh Hashona, when it is customary to greet friend and stranger alike with good wishes for the upcoming year, I try to avoid uttering the phrase, "Have a happy and healthy New Year.

 

Posted on: October 6th, 2004

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Years ago, when I was in college, I took an undergraduate course in law. I don't remember much of what I learned, but the concept of criminal negligence has stuck in my mind.

 

Posted on: September 22nd, 2004

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I recently attended an out-of-town simcha. Among the guests were several acquaintances whom I hadn't seen in several years.

 

Posted on: September 8th, 2004

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I was at a wedding just the other day, and the music was deafening.

 

Posted on: August 25th, 2004

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Another Nine Days have come and gone, and we gratefully give a sigh of relief knowing that these days of deprivation - no meat, no swimming, no showering, no music, culminating in a 25 hour fast - no food or water - are finally behind us, and the rest of the sun-drenched summer is there for us to enjoy.

 

Posted on: August 11th, 2004

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Earlier this month, I spent the July 4th weekend at an out-of-town Shabbaton.

 

Posted on: July 28th, 2004

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We've all been to hundreds of weddings throughout our lives. Most of them have been the simchas of friends - some of very close family members.

 

Posted on: May 19th, 2004

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Several weeks ago, there was back and forth "dialogue" in the editorial pages of the Jewish Press concerning the very subjective view as to who is the more "authentic" Jew amongst the various segments of the Orthodox community.

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