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Yishai on AlJazeera & Cleaning Up Conversion Post-Freundel
 
Over 12,000 Israelis and Tourists Dance to Electronic Beats at Masada

October 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM
 
Not So Kosher Shemittah L’Mehadrin

October 24, 2014 - 3:42 PM
 
US Bans Embassy Personnel from Part of Jerusalem Light Rail Route

October 24, 2014 - 1:00 PM
 
Two Israeli Women Killed in Nepal Bus Crash

October 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM
 
Women of the Wall Smuggle Tiny Torah Scroll to Western Wall

October 24, 2014 - 11:10 AM
 
New York Doctor Infected with Ebola [video]

October 24, 2014 - 9:46 AM
 
Tearful Message from Baby Terror Victim’s Grandfather

October 24, 2014 - 9:35 AM
 
Romney and Joe Lieberman to Address Israel-Americans in Washington

October 24, 2014 - 8:59 AM
 
Arab Rioters Attack Jewish-owned Buildings in Old City [video]

October 24, 2014 - 6:17 AM
 
J Street U Blames Jews for Terrorist’s Murderous Rampage

October 24, 2014 - 1:25 AM
 
Boko Haram Kidnaps Another 25 Nigerian Girls

October 24, 2014 - 1:03 AM
 
New York City Hospital Testing Patient for Ebola Virus

October 23, 2014 - 11:46 PM
 
Arabs Continue Terror with Rock Attacks in Jerusalem

October 23, 2014 - 8:05 PM
 
Netanyahu Convenes Top Brass in Jerusalem Over Terror Attack

October 23, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
News for Israel: Boeing Sells Data, Drawings to Iran

October 23, 2014 - 6:22 PM
 
US-led Coalition Destroys Syrian Oil Wells

October 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Suspected Ebola Patient Quarantined in Lebanon

October 23, 2014 - 5:19 PM
 
Convicted Terrorists Still Have Drivers’ Licenses, But . . .

October 23, 2014 - 4:42 PM
 
Terror: US Pledges Support for Canada but Tells Israel to Stay Calm

October 23, 2014 - 2:50 PM
 
The Shabbos Project: Jews Worldwide Keeping This Shabbos Together

October 23, 2014 - 2:45 PM
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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer
 

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."

 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2003

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Young adults in the thousands have recently returned from a year (or two or three) in Israeli yeshivas and seminaries, full of youthful exuberance and idealism.

 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2003

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The Torah admonishes each Jew to 'take care of yourself,' to do what's necessary to stay alive and well. Obviously this means to do life enhancing actions like eating and sleeping properly, taking precautions like putting on a seat belt when in a car, and not taking unnecessary risks, like jaywalking across a busy street or walking on a ledge 40 stories high. Most importantly, one needs to get medical attention when sick or injured.

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