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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
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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French Police Kill Islamic Terrorist Inside Police Station

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Red Alert in Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak [video]

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Chemical Attack Hero Describes How He Took Down the Terrorist

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Will the Arabs Form the Third Largest Political Party in Israel?

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Israel Retaliates: Hits Terror Tunnel Cement Factory

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Prosecutor in Ferguson Case: ‘Witnesses Lied Under Oath’

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PA Arabs Clash with IDF Soldiers in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria

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Rocket Fire Returns to Southern Israel – Again!

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Hamas on the Temple Mount

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Hezbollah Tries ‘Mossad Spy’ in Top Ranks

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Latest Election Poll

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‘Powerful Coalition’ of ISIS, Al-Qaeda is Narrowly Averted

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Gluten-Free Army Rations for Combat Soldiers with Celiac Disease

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Teen Terrorist in Court for Wounding Baby

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Ashdod Mystery: Four Found Unconscious

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Liberman’s Secret Plan to be Crowned Prime Minister

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Cheryl Kupfer
 

Posted on: January 4th, 2013

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Last month, I had the privilege - and I do mean privilege – of attending an event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto hosted by the Canadian Friends of Machon Lev, the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), at which an honorary degree was bestowed on John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Building
 

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

Last month we dealt with the building of the Lloyd Street Synagogue, the first synagogue to be built in Maryland. This month we look at how the building became a church, then again an Orthodox Synagogue, and finally a historic site.

 

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013

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Picture this; Mr. Smith is driving down on the Brooklyn Bridge, eager to get to work on time. At the corner of his eye, something flashes. He turns to look at an electric billboard. BOOM…CRASH…BANG… he’s been hit. That billboard took more than his attention - it took his life.

 

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013

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Imagine, sitting through nine classes each day, not understanding the material being taught, and failing many subjects. This would be a terrible school experience.

 

Posted on: December 28th, 2012

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The blade of the penknife sliced cleanly into my thumb and a thin stream of crimson blood appeared immediately, getting thicker by the second. I dropped the penknife onto my lap and reached for the green hem of my school skirt. I pressed it tightly against my thumb. Only then did I glance up at Sister Giovanna who was standing, as usual, slightly to the right of the black board. I raised my hand and hoped that she would call on me soon.

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Posted on: December 27th, 2012

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They say there’s no bigger nightmare than starting to go out / You’re playing emotional mind games that involve another’s feelings, no doubt / Your hopes atop a roller coaster, but soon to be set in loops / Where you’ll have to make good conversation again, over your cream-of-broccoli soup.

 

Posted on: December 20th, 2012

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I take my usual spot the one by the door and I let out a sigh cuz I’ve seen this scene before.

 

Posted on: December 20th, 2012

SectionsMagazineTeens and Twenties

The eyes crawl down my spine. The eyes examine the bumps and ghost-like skin. Proceeding to turn around, our eyes meet. The stranger looks down.

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Posted on: December 20th, 2012

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Throughout the long dark night of our exile, when we found ourselves at the precarious "mercy" of the inhabitants of the lands we were residing in, each and every Jewish community made it their utmost priority to rescue any man, woman or child who had the misfortune to be kidnapped, captured or unjustly thrown in prison. Whether these unfortunate souls were being held by bandits, landlords or greedy officials eager for ransom money, every effort was made to free them.

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Posted on: December 14th, 2012

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On the twenty-fifth day of the month of Kislev, over twenty-one hundred years ago, the Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated after it was wrenched from the hands of the defiling Greeks. Thus ended a war no one planned or even dreamed could happen.

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Posted on: December 14th, 2012

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Unless you are one of the lucky few who were born with picture perfect hair immune to frizz and flyaway's, you have got a few curly hair problems - just like me.

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Posted on: December 14th, 2012

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I still don’t cross the street on the corner of West End Avenue. Just looking at that intersection causes a chill to run down my spine, and my thoughts suddenly wander back to November 22, 2011.

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Posted on: December 13th, 2012

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Oh, Chanukah! Chanukah, the festival of lights and the powerful story of the unlikely military victory of the Maccabees. One lesson we’re able to glean from the Maccabees is the importance of doing just a little bit more then you think you are capable of. As we all know, the Maccabees were quite aware that taking on the mighty Greek army was a suicide campaign. Yet, they succeeded.

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Posted on: December 13th, 2012

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Welcome to “You’re Asking Me?” the column where people are basically saying, “This guy doesn’t know me at all. Let me ask him for advice.”

Teens-120712
 

Posted on: December 7th, 2012

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A child, who can’t swim, jumps into the deep end of the swimming pool. A man chokes on his food while eating in a restaurant. A friend goes into shock. A woman faints. All of these scenarios share common ground. They all include a victim who is lacking oxygen. People need to know what to do in these emergency situations.

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Posted on: December 7th, 2012

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I found these sleek looking shot glasses in a number of stores. Lined up neatly, they can create simple, yet striking (and certainly sweet) centerpieces for your Chanukah parties. Here is one colorful suggestion. (Tip: When purchasing the shot glasses, stick with something simple. The simpler the glass, the more dramatic the projects will look)

Consummate-Consumer
 

Posted on: December 7th, 2012

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I am writing this column as Hurricane Sandy is barreling through the greater New York area, after having sorted a load of clean laundry by the light of a group of yahrtzeit candles and having washed my supper dishes with the aid of a clip on barbeque lamp. My electricity went out almost four hours ago and thoughts of what I did right and what I did wrong in preparation for a one of a kind storm that ironically, bears my name are still fresh in my mind.

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Posted on: December 6th, 2012

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Chaos - that is how the world is described at its inception in the book of Beraishis (Genesis). Confusion. A lack of clarity and boundaries. Or, as I teach my kindergartners, "a mishmash".

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Posted on: December 6th, 2012

SectionsMagazineOn Our Own/Cheryl Kupfer

Chanukah is just about upon us and Jews across the planet are looking forward to family gatherings, delicious food (you can’t feel too guilty eating oily latkes and high carb donuts on the chag – hey, it’s practically a mitzvah to do so); giving and receiving gifts and in general celebrating our survival – our spiritual continuance as God-fearing Jews. (Our physical survival is an event we acknowledge on Purim.)

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Building
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

While it is not known precisely when Jews first settled in Baltimore, we do know that five Jewish men and their families settled there during the 1770s. However, it was not until the autumn of 1829 that Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, whose Hebrew name was Nidchei Yisroel (Dispersed of Israel), was founded. This was the only Jewish congregation in the state of Maryland at the time, and it was referred to by many as the “Stadt Shul.”

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