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Jewish Man ‘Accidentally’ Run Over – Twice

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Christian Terror Victim Protected ‘Mohammed the Zionist’ from Terrorists

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Abbas: We Won’t Use Violence – Unless We Will

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Kindertransport Documentary Selected for Permanent Preservation

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Police Raid Homes of Anti-Assimilation Volunteers

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Rock-Throwing Terrorists Hit 4-Year-old Boy at Gush Etzion

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Jewish Home Unity Overcomes the ’Yesha Faction’

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ISIS Executes 100 Foreign Volunteers

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Temple Institute Produces Pure Olive Oil for Temple Menorah [video]

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UN Demands Israel Pay Lebanon $850 Million

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MK Elazar Stern Quits Livni’s HaTnua Party

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Chemical Attack Hero Describes How He Took Down the Terrorist

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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer
 

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.

 

Posted on: April 28th, 2004

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With Pesach upon us, Jews must refrain from indulging in some of their favorite foods, drinks and even cosmetics for over a week.

 

Posted on: April 21st, 2004

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In this week's Dating Primer column, Rosie Einhorn and Sherry Zimmerman write about the destructive nature of frequent, often unjustified criticism directed towards children and some of the repercussions of what they feel is unintentional but nonetheless genuine verbal abuse.

 

Posted on: April 7th, 2004

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being a guest at a Shabbaton hosted by Machane Chodosh in Forest Hills, N.Y.

 

Posted on: March 24th, 2004

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One of the most distressing issues that pre-occupies the minds of young and old alike is the growing "Shidduch Crisis."

 

Posted on: March 10th, 2004

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For many people, one of the most difficult blessings to say with the proper kavana - sincerity - is the one uttered upon hearing of a person's passing - Baruch Dayan HaEmet - Blessed is the True Judge.

 

Posted on: February 18th, 2004

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Last month, when I was in Jerusalem, I naturally went to the Kotel, a place I always felt was home, since my paternal ancestors were Kohanim.

 

Posted on: February 4th, 2004

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Perhaps the one characteristic that unites people of all nationalities, cultures and creeds is a fascination with weather, especially bad weather.

 

Posted on: January 14th, 2004

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At this moment, in cities, towns and neighborhoods across the country, someone's mother, child, friend, or spouse glances impatiently at the clock, only to have flashes of mild annoyance chill into icy pricks of worry and fear.

 

Posted on: January 1st, 2004

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I recently attended an all-day shidduch program sponsored by the National Council of Young Israel in Manhattan.

 

Posted on: December 10th, 2003

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In this week's column by Dr. Yael Respler, she addresses a letter sent to her by a reader who had "bones to pick" with some of the points I made regarding shidduchim in the various Orthodox communities.

 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2003

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During Yom Tov, a group of my friends - all middle-aged ( but youthful of course) babyboomers were chatting about the usual things women smooze about when one of them shared with us the call she had recently gotten from her son-in-law's mother.

 

Posted on: November 5th, 2003

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There is a wise Yiddish saying that translates into this observation: "Yichus (illustrious ancestors) is like a potato - they are both under the ground."

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