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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Critical Comments And Your Children’s Futures

Posted on: February 9th, 2005

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As my friend Eve (not her real name) and I started filling our plates at a recent buffet dinner, she commented that lucky for her, her mother wasn't with us.

 

Evelyn’s Story

Posted on: February 2nd, 2005

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Last week I relayed Evelyn's story. She is a well spouse who was making a simcha.

 

A Gazayra In Gaza

Posted on: January 26th, 2005

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The Hebrew word gazayra means evil decree. Sometimes, a government decree is just that - an indisputably evil order, as when Pharaoh of Biblical times commanded the murder of all Hebrew male newborns.

 

Helping Yourself First – Is That Politically Correct?

Posted on: January 12th, 2005

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While randomly perusing some Jewish community newspapers this past week, I was struck by the press releases of several Jewish organizations crowing with excited pride about the significant monetary donations they made for victims of the Tsunami.

 

Balancing A Simcha And A Crisis

Posted on: January 12th, 2005

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Dealing with chronic illness when planning even the most joyous of occasions is very difficult, even when there is no crisis at the moment.

 

Balancing A Simcha And A Crisis: My Story

Posted on: January 5th, 2005

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For more than a year now, I have been relating stories from and about well spouses. When these stories reflected a common experience, I wrote about them.

 

Who’s Watching The Kids?

Posted on: December 29th, 2004

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A good friend of mine, "Sarah," recently shared her concern over her two year old grandson's health.

 

Joined Accounts And Other Signature Stories

Posted on: December 29th, 2004

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When we first marry, we assume life will be wonderful. We rarely think about or discuss potential problems or the possibility of illness darkening our doorstep.

 

Are We A Couple Or Not A Couple?

Posted on: December 22nd, 2004

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Well spouses with ill partners face a dilemma. Whether the ill spouse's care is long-term hospitalization or a nursing home, the absence of a partner over a long period changes the nature of the family unit.

 

Smart Cars – Stupid Drivers

Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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From time to time, I am asked where I get ideas for my articles. The answer is simple. Just from getting up in the morning and experiencing life.

 

When Sharing A History Isn’t Enough

Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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As we go through this journey called life, we meet many people and make many friends.

 

Please Place Brain In Gear Before Operating The Mouth

Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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None of us would deliberately hurt our friends. We would not tell jokes about the blind to a blind person or to a relative of a blind person.

 

The Aguna-In-Waiting

Posted on: December 8th, 2004

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A Get (Jewish divorce) must be given freely and received freely. A man must be able, in front of two witnesses, to indicate his willingness to divorce his wife.

 

My Ever Decreasing Circle Of Good Friends

Posted on: December 1st, 2004

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My mother used to say you never know who your good friends are until you go through a crisis.

 

Stupidity

Posted on: December 1st, 2004

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While recently riding on a private local bus, I couldn't help but overhear two elderly, balbatish ladies talking.

 

A Visit From Beyond

Posted on: November 17th, 2004

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During this past Yom Tov, I spent some time with my son who lives out of town.

 

Understanding The Caregiver Of The Chronically Ill: The Person Behind The Chair

Posted on: November 17th, 2004

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Let's paint a picture with your mind. Picture a couple. The wife is standing beside her husband. Lets add four children, say three, five, seven and an infant. Paint a beautiful summer day. The birds are singing, the flowers are out and the grass is lush and green. The family is taking a walk. The three year old is balancing on his new tricycle. The infant is asleep in a stroller. The five and seven year olds are kicking a soccer ball as they walk along. The family stops to sit under a tree. The infant has fallen asleep.

 

Coping With Depression – The Holistic Alternative

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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Last week I wrote about well spouses who eventually chose to get a physicians help with the problems they were having coping, with their partners' chronic illness.

 

A Son’s Wedding: A Slap In The Face Of Our Enemies

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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My first-born son's recent marriage was a huge simcha for the family, but the wedding was actually the culmination of a simcha that began years ago - at his bris.

 

Coping With Depression

Posted on: November 3rd, 2004

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Many people in my generation were brought up with an aversion to any medication that did not deal with a physical problem.

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