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A Week Without A Phone

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

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Today is day six without a phone. Besides for feeling slightly isolated, it’s not too bad. I’ve been doing things that I know I would not be doing if my phone was sitting next to me, shiny screen beckoning.

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Once Upon A Washer

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

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Is anyone else alarmed by the way extended warranties are sold on just about anything and everything? It means one of two things – either someone has found a great way of getting consumers to part with more of their hard earned dollars or manufacturers have no faith in their own products. Neither of those options is particularly heartwarming.

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Making Sweet Lemonade Out Of Bitter Lemons

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.

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Adolphus S. Solomons: Friend Of President Lincoln

Posted on: December 4th, 2013

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

Last month’s column sketched the myriad of social programs in which the Orthodox American communal worker and leader Adolphus S. Solomons (1826-1910) was involved. Adolphus married Rachel Seixas Phillips (1828-1881), a descendant of colonial patriot families and together they had eight daughters and a son.

 

Seven To One

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

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He strengthened his resolve Knew his life he would lose, But when the king uttered the words With great pride he refused.

 

Am I different from you?

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

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Just like you I too have a soul A soul that is G-dly Just like you. Now my friend I ask you, Am I different from you?

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The UnLatkes

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

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It’s not Chanukah without latkes! That’s true; but don’t make the same boring latkes this year. Go for something healthier, more vibrant, and flavorful.

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Menorah Contest

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

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Each year at our family Chanukah party, we try to introduce a new activity, to keep things fun and exciting for the children and adults alike. Last year’s addition – a huge hit – was a menorah-making contest.

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Gush Etzion

Posted on: November 29th, 2013

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Honestly, it would be hard to choose the one area that could win the title “the most dramatic site” in Eretz Yisrael. However, one strong candidate has to be Gush Etzion.

 

Appreciating The Everyday

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013

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When you wake up in the morning, and see the sunlight streaming into your room, do you say thank you to the One Who deserves thanks the most?

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Human Flasks Of Miracle Oil

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.

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Third Time’s The Charm

Posted on: November 15th, 2013

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There is nothing like cracking open a fresh new cookbook, the pages still pristine and crisp and wondering what surprises are about to jump off the pages and leap onto your serving platters as they wait to be carried to your table and devoured.

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How To Give The Gift Of Giving

Posted on: November 15th, 2013

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Perhaps we can teach our children to give, instead of take... to become contributing members of the community.

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All The Way With Jack’s Gourmet

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

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One of the reasons for the popularity of Jack's Gourmet Sausages, which are available at local stores coast to coast as well as in Costco warehouse locations, is the fact that they actually taste like their non-kosher counterparts.

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And He Created Man With His Mold…

Posted on: November 8th, 2013

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Those people. The ones that hang out at the library, or in certain sections of town, walking, talking...

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Fall Tree Cookie

Posted on: November 8th, 2013

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As we are surrounded by fall’s beautiful foliage outside, how about bringing some color, creativity and fun indoors as well. This activity is perfect for a long Sunday afternoon – you won’t be“leaf” how much your children will enjoy creating these “tree”ts.

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Asking For A Fight

Posted on: November 8th, 2013

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This week we deal with Chanukah presents and the kids who probably don’t deserve them:

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Is Your Cup Half Empty?

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.

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Gifting Made Easy

Posted on: November 1st, 2013

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This year, given that the biggest shopping day of the year actually falls out on the second day of Chaunkah, it depends on timing.

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