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Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation: Women Bettering The World For Other Women

30 Shevat 5772 – February 22, 2012
“Our goal is not to provide social services,” said Sara Gorfinkel, Director of Tikkun Olam and its only full time employee. “We focus on social change, so that women don’t get to the point where they require social services. We don’t want to fund programs that deal with victims of domestic abuse. We want to prevent domestic abuse before it ever happens.”

A Candyless Purim?

11 Shevat 5772 – February 3, 2012
If the phrase mishloach manos conjures up dreaded images of piles of sugar laden treats that no one wants to eat cluttering every available horizontal surface just weeks before Pesach, chances are that this is one part of the happiest of Yomim Tovim that you are not looking forward to.

Money Saving Sites You Just Gotta Love

11 Tevet 5772 – January 5, 2012
If you are anything like me you may have noticed that slowly but surely the Internet is creeping further and further into your everyday life as you turn towards the web for countless tasks.

Getting Help From Mental Health Guidance Counselors

10 Tevet 5772 – January 4, 2012
What began 10 years ago as a small group of volunteers providing mental health referrals within the Jewish community has evolved into a full-fledged mental health referral, education and support organization that takes on 6,000 new patients annually in four major cities across the globe.

Same Old, Same Old – Yet Different

24 Nisan 5771 – April 28, 2011
Many moons ago, when I was a young Rebbetzin, I had a vision - to awaken American Jews and bring them back to Am Yisrael. In those days, Israel Bonds would hold an annual celebration for contributors at Madison Square Garden. If you bought a bond for "x" number of dollars, you were entitled to a free ticket and could participate in what was called a "Spectacular" at which Hollywood stars entertained.

Flip Your Latkes In The Air: A Cappella Group’s Chanukah Video Passes 2 Million...

1 Tevet 5771 – December 8, 2010
It's another Chanukah miracle: a small group of Jewish men defy the odds and emerge victorious. But this time there was no war, no bloodshed and instead of an army of Maccabees, the conquering heroes are the a cappella group Maccabeats, 14 current and former students from Yeshiva University. Their hit song "Candlelight," a take-off on Taio Cruz's "Dynamite," has gone viral and reached over two million hits on YouTube in just 10 days.

Shuttling Between Yeshiva And Recording Studio

24 Kislev 5771 – December 1, 2010
Zevi Kaufman is not your typical singer/songwriter. While most singers find themselves in and out of the recording studio in the final weeks before the release of their album, Kaufman finds himself in and out of the Beis Medrash at Yerushalayim's Yeshivas Aderes Hatorah, where the 20-year-old Flatbush native is currently learning.

The Eternity Of Israel

7 Iyyar 5770 – April 21, 2010
Gradually but energetically, the circle of worshipers made its way around the interior of Krakow's medieval Rema synagogue, their voices rising ever more forcefully in song and prayer.

A Rabbi’s Rabbi Shares His Seder Secrets

27 Shevat 5770 – February 10, 2010
The ideal drashah (sermon) combines science and art. There is the scientific component, where the darshan embodies deep and authentic Jewish scholarship: breadth of knowledge, methodology, and faithfulness to tradition. Equally significant are the artistic elements of the drashah: eloquence, presentation, and a penetrating understanding of one's intended audience.

Singing God’s Praises: An Interview With Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

11 Sivan 5769 – June 3, 2009
There are dozens of English-translated siddurim on bookshelves these days. Surely, you may think, we don't need another one. But before you make up your mind, consider that the new one that has just come out is translated by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Kingdom. Rabbi Sacks, who also wrote a commentary and introduction, has been a consistently brilliant source of insight into Jewish philosophy, Chumash, and other topics.

The Chabad Cookbook – The Most Prized in My Collection

22 Kislev 5769 – December 19, 2008
I collect cookbooks the way other people collect coins, shot glasses, or miniature teaspoons.

The Chabad Cookbook – The Most Prized in My Collection

I collect cookbooks the way other people collect coins, shot glasses, or miniature teaspoons.

Title: Forever

23 Sivan 5768 – June 25, 2008
As Jews, we are all cognizant of the Torah dictum to "honor our father and mother," yet in our self-centered and fast-paced society, we often neglect to make time to fulfill this important mitzvah.

A Book For Metsaholics

26 Kislev 5768 – December 5, 2007
Of the writing of baseball books there is no end. Of the writing of good baseball books there is not nearly enough. For every The Glory of Their Times or Ball Four or The Boys of Summer or Baseball’s Great Experiment, there are hundreds and hundreds of instantly forgettable hack jobs, clip jobs and ghost jobs.

Israel’s Music Man

8 Elul 5767 – August 22, 2007
The Israeli Labor Party recently selected Ehud Barak, who had been prime minister from 1999 to 2001, to serve as its party chief and contender for prime minister in the next election, probably in 2008.

And Then Came The Painter…

15 Iyyar 5767 – May 2, 2007
Although Passover is no longer around the corner (11 months and counting until next year's cleaning craze), Had Gadya remains a timeless song of Jewish persecution and triumph over generation after generation of anti-Semitism.

Rachel Factor’s ‘Not Even Normal’

29 Kislev 5767 – December 20, 2006
When Rachel Factor was searching for a title for her new show, the words "not even normal" kept popping into her head.

The Middle Eastern Conflict In C-major

26 Iyyar 5766 – May 24, 2006
Barry Frydlender's nearly life-sized photograph Shirat Hayam depicts the August 2005 dismantling of the 16-family Gaza seaside settlement Shirat Hayam under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan.

The Niggun In Jewish Music

4 Tevet 5766 – January 4, 2006
In honor of Chanukah, a time of joy, I have been delving into the realm of Jewish music.

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