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Eye-Opening ‘Teshuvah’

9 Sivan 5768 – June 12, 2008
Jews the world over just celebrated our receipt of the Torah and our unconditional acceptance of its precepts.

Mill Basin, Brooklyn

Question: How have rising prices affected your buying decisions?

Preserving Jewish Cemeteries In Poland

1 Sivan 5768 – June 4, 2008
Every spring and summer, there is renewed activity throughout Poland regarding the preservation of Jewish cemeteries.

Israel Day Parade, Manhattan

Question: How would you rate this year's turnout?

The Chief Rabbi Encounters Opposition

In "Failed Experiment: New York's Only Chief Rabbi" (front-page essay, May 30), we described the warm welcome thousands of Jews gave Rabbi Jacob Joseph when he disembarked from his ship in Hoboken, New Jersey on July 7, 1888.

Prejudice Toward The Overweight Person

Some people cannot understand why others have a weight problem.

Overeating And The Well Spouse (Part One)

23 Iyyar 5768 – May 28, 2008
"You have such a pretty face. If only you could do something about your weight."

The Shidduch Sky Is Not Falling

My daughter in-law was a guest at a recent brunch/fundraiser for women only, during which the guest speaker spoke about the number one topic that seems to be on everyone's minds - shidduchim.

Museum And The Auschwitz Institute For Peace And Reconciliation Raphael Lemkin Seminar Series

The phenomenon of genocide is a uniquely human creation. Since the dawn of history, it has occurred on all the inhabited continents among diverse ethnic, religious, social and geographic groups. It has caused the deaths of more people than all the wars and individual murders combined. It is difficult to predict, to prevent or to limit. Its perpetrators mostly face impunity. In sum, genocide is as pervasive as it is intractable.

Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

16 Iyyar 5768 – May 21, 2008
Question: Will Sen. Obama's relationship with Rev. Wright affect your vote?

Pulling The Plug

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, an Orthodox family is finding themselves in a battle with the hospital that is caring for their father.

Irena Sendler, 1910-2008

Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.

All Those Who Are Hungry…

9 Iyyar 5768 – May 14, 2008
I am writing this article as I sit in an airport waiting for a delayed plane.

The Benefits Of High Gas Prices

People have been bitterly complaining about the rising price of gas.

Temple Sholom, Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Question: Israel is celebrating its 60th birthday. What does the country mean to you?

When Little Things Are Not So Little

2 Iyyar 5768 – May 7, 2008
Trust is something that develops over time. As adults, we give our trust slowly, often only after testing the waters and determining that the person we trust is worthy of it or at least worthy of our chancing it.

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Project Outreach Bay Ridge Jewish...

Question: Has it been difficult adjusting to American life as a Jewish immigrant?

Yom HaShoah In Poland

Last week's front page of The Jewish Press showed Crown Prince of England, Prince Charles, affixing a mezuzah to the door of a new Jewish center in Krakow, along with Rabbi Gluck, the Chief Rabbi Of Galicia and Rabbi Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi Of Poland.

The Founding Of Yeshiva Etz Chaim

25 Nisan 5768 – April 30, 2008
Between 1881 and 1924 approximately two million Jews immigrated to the United States, primarily from Eastern Europe and Russia.

Remembering An Eishet Chayil

Most Pesach observers - after a week of overdosing on matzah and potatoes - in a myriad of manifestations look forward to when Passover has, well, passed over.

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