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Mindful Praying

Prayers of thanks make us focus on the reality that we do have it much better than we think we do.

Being Mindful

As visible Jews, we have to be vigilant and very mindful of our actions.

Under The Influence?

Young people tend to be too naive and idealistic to fully fathom the implications of their actions.

Making Your Life Matter

Perhaps we need to review, as Jews, what defines success.

Murder By Words

What I call verbal terrorism is tragically not rare at all.

A Tale Of Two Tickets

How efficient to kill two birds with one stone – or booking. Actually three birds, since I invited a man I had commiserated with while waiting my turn to join me.

Super Men

There are fathers who bravely step up to the plate and fill in the maternal vacuum with their love and devotion.

Machon Lev: A Win-Win Situation For Chareidim

The message being conveyed is that without “flour,” without the means to support oneself and one’s family, one’s focus on Torah will be impeded by worry.

The New Shidduch Crisis: Divorce

Times have changed and divorced people have sadly gone from being singularities to almost a sub-community.

Misguided Advice

The role of the rav has expanded to include situations that have nothing to do with halacha.

One Word At A Time

Parents should be quick to say something positive to a child even as they chide him or her for bad behavior.

Chanukah: Linking The Past With The Present

Is the Torah offering nechama by subtly hinting that death brings reunion with loved ones who preceded you?

Chanukah: When Good Prevailed

Was it possible that these butchers of Jewish children had been living the "good life" all these years?

Getting To Know You

Divorce from a vindictive, cruel spouse can be a lifelong nightmare when there are offspring.

Life Support

I believe that each person is half a soul and marriage reunites the two.

Politically Correct Krimkeit

The Presbyterian Church USA voted to divest from three companies that do business with Israel.

Beware Of The Krimme: Conclusion

Sadly, there are mothers who, due to severe depression are unable or unwilling to prepare nourishing food for their children.

Beware The Krimme: Part III – In Memory Of Molly, a”h

Not knowing any better, I assumed that Molly and her mother must be voracious readers.

Beware Of The Krimme (Part II)

Neglect, indifference or criticism can break a person's neshama.

Beware Of The Krimme

She told me that she was busy and that he could sit in his wet clothes for the rest of the day. It would teach him to be more careful.

A Daily Taste of Tisha B’Av

Unpleasant happenings are quickly discarded if they do not affect us directly.

Apikores? Who Me?

I have always insisted that everything that happens to anyone or anything is min Shamayim.

No Miracle Doesn’t Mean Hashem Is Rejecting You

It is so hurtful to heighten people’s sense of inadequacy and guilt in a matzav that is already horrendous and difficult to bear.

Gun Control? How About Car Control?

Make no mistake: in the wrong hands cars are weapons of mass destruction.

Happily Ever After?

Where once divorce in heimische communities was relatively uncommon, nowadays every family has a son, daughter, sibling cousin who is divorced – sometimes twice or even three times!

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