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Jonas Friedenwald: Pillar Of Orthodoxy In 19th Century Baltimore

The ship’s captain apparently respected the Friedenwalds’ strict adherence to halacha because he allowed them to use his cabin for davening and other religious observances.

Fanatic Fantasies Or Purim Pleasures

12 Adar 5775 – March 2, 2015
Purim is a fantastic time for fantasies, so I hope you won't mind my fantasizing about how easy life would be if kids would...

A Brown Bag Purim

5 Adar 5775 – February 23, 2015
I'm here to sit next to you and help you through this Purim with three almost-too-easy mishloach manot ideas, all made with cost-conscious paper bags.

The Healthy Purim Possibility!

Kids want to be like their friends, and they want to give and get “normal” mishloach manos stocked with store-bought treats.

The Purim Theme

"OMG, it's so cute, you're so cute, everything is so cute."

Revolutionizing Bikkur Cholim Through Music

A program that started with a handful of volunteers has grown exponentially to include students from a wider array of backgrounds.

A Reader’s Response to “A Dignified Death? Living Is Dignified, Too.”

Many people confuse hospice and palliative care, thinking they are one and the same.

Purim Panic

28 Shevat 5775 – February 16, 2015
Imagine you were a doctor, and then, one day a year, everyone tried his or her hand at surgery.

Remembering When

21 Shevat 5775 – February 9, 2015
If you have ever tried to organize the different sized roller blades in your garage, you will appreciate the wisdom of the roller skates we had when we were little.

Misguided Advice

18 Shevat 5775 – February 6, 2015
The role of the rav has expanded to include situations that have nothing to do with halacha.

A Tale Of Two Trees

It was a perfect sample of G-d's very own winter handiwork.

The American Indian: Descended From The Ten Lost Tribes? (Part II)

16 Shevat 5775 – February 4, 2015
Penn wrote the following to a friend in England: “I found them [the Indians of the eastern shore of North America] with like countenances with the Hebrew race; and their children of so lively a resemblance to them that a man would think himself in Duke’s place, or Barry street, in London, when he sees them.”

What ‘Type’ Are You?

14 Shevat 5775 – February 2, 2015
People’s clothing can earn them a derogative title, or even an assumption of their personality! This is wrong in so many ways.

Why Is Music Education Important?

In the hands of a child with talent, passion and persistence, an instrument can change a life.

How To Vacation Just For Two

7 Shevat 5775 – January 26, 2015
Does standing under the chuppah signal the end of our dream of romance and beautiful sunsets?

Tefillah On The Train

We aren't at a platform; we are underground, just sitting there.

My City

29 Tevet 5775 – January 19, 2015
Garbage in your streets, my city Wind-blown litter, lonely men


I love you in your blazing heat my aching feet dragging in your streets.

The Fortress

These monsters constantly attack When we dare to try to fight back

Safe And Warm

22 Tevet 5775 – January 12, 2015
Dear Mordechai, How do I prevent my Smartphone from breaking the first time I drop it? Shattered in Pieces

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