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Starting Your Day

Am I so Jewishly unknowledgeable? It sure looked like it!

Assemblyman Simanowitz Remembered For Honesty, Intellect, And Passion For Jewish Causes

Mike was very proud of being an Orthodox Jew” recalled Jeff Leb, president and founder of the lobbying firm Capitol Consulting.

What Were Susan Rice’s Motives?

This was not necessarily illegal on Ms. Rice’s part, since she was legally entitled to see the material in her official capacity.

Q & A: Stepping Back At The Amidah’s Conclusion

Question: I’ve noticed in shul that at the conclusion of Shemoneh Esreh some people take three steps back but do not take three steps forward. Is this practice acceptable? Zelig Aronson

J Street’s Phony Condemnation Of Hamas

J Street’s “solution” to the Gaza“crisis”? Give more American taxpayers’ money to Gaza, promote the Palestinian Authority and PUSH for the implementation of the 2-State Solution, regardless of the consequences to Israel.

It’s Our Fault

No sports coach thinks of including women in Israel’s national soccer team because coaches want to win. But when the IDF integrates women into combat units that require rough, demanding physical activity – much more than required for soccer – it doesn't seem the IDF is thinking about is winning.

Ice Cream

Who knew that a little bit of ice cream could go so far?

Learning From The Larry Nassar Case

For those who still dismiss or downplay reports of abuse and say the abuser made a mistake and should be given another chance because he will do teshuvah – repent – the Nassar case proves otherwise.

Shevi’s Journey – Chapter V

Feeling like an inflated, swollen beach ball, I clumsily tried to follow along.

We Are At The Threshold Of Redemption

The difference between living in Israel verses outside of Israel is that in Israel, Judaism is the basis of the country’s daily operations.

Title: Maimonides: Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik’s Lectures on the Guide...

The Rav argues that for Rambam, a great deal of man’s striving to understand God is related to trying to understand His deeds and imitating them.

My Heart Is In The East While I Dwell In The West

Throughout the years that I lived in America I would meet lots of Jews with the same love and burning desire to live in Israel. I was not alone.

Shoplifter

The store was a rather expensive one. Furthermore, the mark-up in the clothing industry is usually about 100 percent.

The Purim Association

Among the more than 2,500 costume-clad attendees were members of New York's most prominent Jewish families, including one gentleman dressed as a dreidel...

Just One Speech

Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, though no longer with us has left a rich legacy that never fails to inspire.

The Azariya Sentence

No civilized person should shed a tear for the terrorist al-Sharif.

Disabilities

Aside from the inconsiderate people there are the people who stare at those who look different, or even strange, depending on the disability.

This Rosh Hashanah, I Count My Blessings

On September 2, right after reciting Havdalah, I received a call informing me that New York State Assemblyman Mike Simanowitz had died after a battle...

Honoring Our Differences

As Torahdik Jews we are expected to view every day as Parents Day.

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