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EU Labeling, A Pro-Israel British MP & Pollard’s Release
Obama Assures Frightened Americans No Current Security Threat

November 25, 2015 - 8:23 PM
ISIS Behind Terror Attack on Tunisia’s Presidential Guard

November 25, 2015 - 8:21 PM
Brussels Reopens City Life But Maintains Highest Alert

November 25, 2015 - 7:46 PM
B’Tselem Complains to Netanyahu: Security Forces Mete Out Death Sentences to Terrorists

November 25, 2015 - 7:01 PM
Inspired by ‘Indiana Jones,’ Israeli Kid Discovers 2,500-Year-Old Artifact

November 25, 2015 - 4:56 PM
‘Israeli Intelligence Prevented Massive Terror Attack in Germany’

November 25, 2015 - 3:55 PM
Putin: Erdoğan Supporting Extremists, Forcing Islamization of Turkey

November 25, 2015 - 3:47 PM
Businessmen Want Rabbinic Boycott of Palestinian Authority Food Items

November 25, 2015 - 3:30 PM
Putin’s Spokesman: No Idea Why Russia’s Grand Mufti Wished Israel Same Fate as Crimea

November 25, 2015 - 2:44 PM
IDF to Bar PA Arab Motorists from Gush Etzion Roads

November 25, 2015 - 2:05 PM
Light Rail Guard Prevents Stabbing Attack at Jerusalem Bus Station

November 25, 2015 - 12:31 PM
Arab ‘Gold Rush’ in Jerusalem

November 25, 2015 - 12:21 PM
Update: Terrorist Killed after Stabbing IDF Soldier near Hebron

November 25, 2015 - 12:04 PM
Eight Is Not Enough: History of the Ancient Candles in Israel

November 25, 2015 - 10:15 AM
Gunfire in Hebron

November 25, 2015 - 8:06 AM
Obama and Hollande Commit to Destroying ‘Radical Terrorism’ of ISIS

November 25, 2015 - 12:49 AM
12 Dead in Terror Attack on Tunisia’s Presidential Guard

November 24, 2015 - 10:40 PM
Court Bans ‘Breaking the Silence’ NGO Lecture in Be’er Sheva

November 24, 2015 - 10:02 PM
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November 24, 2015 - 9:53 PM
Wounded Hostages, Children in Northern France near Belgian Border

November 24, 2015 - 9:42 PM
Report: IAF Attacked Assad, Hezbollah Outpost

November 24, 2015 - 9:03 PM
IDF Field Commanders Complain Overzealous Investigators Quash Military Effectiveness

November 24, 2015 - 8:22 PM
Road Terror in Samaria Shooting Attack Near Beit El

November 24, 2015 - 6:58 PM
Britain Warns Turkish Airspace Incident ‘Very Serious’ as Russian Pilot Killed

November 24, 2015 - 6:22 PM
Putin Accuses Turkey of ‘Stab in the Back’

November 24, 2015 - 5:07 PM
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November 24, 2015 - 3:59 PM
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November 24, 2015 - 3:09 PM
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November 24, 2015 - 2:07 PM
Netanyahu to U.S.: Green Light for ‘Settlers’ in Return for ‘Good Will’ [video]

November 24, 2015 - 12:59 PM
Turkey Downs Russian Jet on Syrian-Turkish Border

November 24, 2015 - 11:35 AM
Open Rebellion: Israeli State Attorneys Refuse to Obey Justice Minister Shaked

November 24, 2015 - 11:25 AM
Armed Arab Stopped Near Jerusalem Bus Station

November 24, 2015 - 10:27 AM
Ramming Attack at Tapuach Junction, 4 Injured

November 24, 2015 - 8:39 AM
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November 24, 2015 - 4:28 AM
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November 24, 2015 - 3:30 AM
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November 24, 2015 - 2:42 AM
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On Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

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


Posted on: July 4th, 2014

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


Posted on: June 20th, 2014

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


Posted on: June 6th, 2014

SectionsMagazineOn Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer

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!


Posted on: May 23rd, 2014

SectionsMagazineOn Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer

Many go about the business of living frum, observant lives, but they are only going through the motions.


Posted on: May 9th, 2014

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Lately I have been hearing quiet grumblings from people who admit that they regret not encouraging their sons to get a post-high school education after a year or two of learning.


Posted on: April 11th, 2014

SectionsMagazineOn Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer

While it would seem from his question that he is being chuzpadik and dismissive, I wonder if its possible, if just maybe, he is a struggling, confused neshama who actually wants to come back to the fold.


Posted on: March 28th, 2014

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A young lady in her early 20’s, “Sarah” was redt to “Shlomie” a boy from her home town who learned in an out-of-town yeshiva. The families know each other well, which in today’s shidduch scene is a big plus – since it was therefore unlikely the kids would “fall in” due to misinformation and misinterpretations.


Posted on: March 14th, 2014

SectionsMagazineOn Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer

I came to the conclusion a long time ago that I have to do what is right for me – as long as it’s “ halachically kosher” and doesn’t negatively impact on others – and not worry too much about what others think.


Posted on: February 28th, 2014

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They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that is precisely what almost always happens in situations where a reference knew someone had serious but hidden emotional issues, but did not reveal the information to the person making inquiries.


Posted on: February 14th, 2014

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Time never stood still for anyone – why would I be the exception? In my hubris, I thought that somehow I would live forever – and I suspect we all have secretly felt that way, even though we know it’s a fantasy.


Posted on: January 31st, 2014

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One can argue that forgetting something on a regular basis is a sign of advancing age and it’s time to for a neurological evaluation, but based on the number of young people who need to replace a lost smart phone (too bad it’s not smart enough to warn its owner that that they have become separated – or is there an app for that too?), I safely can say that losing “stuff” cuts across the generations.


Posted on: January 17th, 2014

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For quite a few days in late December, Toronto was transformed into a breathtaking – literally and figuratively – frigid winter wonderland, where every twig, leaf, car door, and outdoor wire and cable was totally encased in ice. When the sun shone the landscape was blindingly brilliant as if billions of diamonds had been glued to everything the eye could see.


Posted on: January 6th, 2014

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Outside is a winter-white wonderland replete with dazzling trees, wires, and sidewalks seemingly wrapped in glittery silver foil. It’s quite lovely to look at, which is about all I can do since I’m stuck indoors. Icicle-laden tree branches are bent and hunch-backed by the frozen heaviness of their popsicle-like burden, and the voices squawking from the battery-operated transistor radio I am listening to are warning people not to go out since walkways and roads are extremely slippery, and there is real danger from falling trees.


Posted on: December 20th, 2013

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The necessity of speaking up when you “have a hunch” applies even more when it comes to shidduchim. One little girl did just that – she said something – and I was fortunate enough to be in town for the very joyful, lively wedding that resulted from her speaking up.


Posted on: December 6th, 2013

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Let me begin by congratulating my dear machatunim, Soraya and Jay Nimaroff, on being the recipients of the Community Service Award at the Sderot Hesder Institutions 18th annual anniversary dinner.


Posted on: November 22nd, 2013

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The Hebrew month of Kislev has a special, albeit bittersweet, significance in my family, as it is the month my father was born and passed away.


Posted on: November 8th, 2013

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But even though their medical situations were similar, how they mentally dealt with their new status quo was often as different as night and day.


Posted on: October 25th, 2013

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How confusing it was growing up with conflicting messages. On the one hand, we were told, even admonished, to eat everything on our generously piled up plates (it was a sin to waste food), yet we were made to feel like we were a lower form of human being if we were overweight.


Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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While in New York recently, I was invited to see a performance of "Waiting for Godot" – a multi-layered play on the human condition that I was introduced to in high school. What was fascinating and unique about this particular production was that this renowned play was being performed in Yiddish - with English and Russian subtitles beamed onto a screen for non-Yiddish speakers. (Staged by the New Yiddish Rep, at the Castillo Theatre, and directed by Moshe Yassur, it stars Shane Baker, David Mandelbaum, Rafael Goldwaser, Avi Hoffman and Nicholas Jenkins.)

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