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The Power Of Speech

Ask any counselor or therapist and you will hear of the great damage caused to children who were insulted by their parents or teachers, siblings or peers.

Holocaust Survivor’s Name Lives On

Named after their beloved grandfather, who did not have grandsons to carry on the family name, Apeloig Collection serves as a living memory for all generations.

Anticipating The Geulah

Are we not walking down the road to redemption?

Misunderstandings

How do misunderstandings arise? Often the cause is a kind of egocentrism – the belief that other people think the same way we do, especially if these people belong to “us.”

Bonjour, Goodbye: Is French Jewry Headed Toward Its Final Expulsion?

It was a land of opportunity, a place where someone who wasn’t afraid of a little hard work, or the challenges of adapting to a different climate and culture, could prosper.

The First Jew To Serve On The Federal Bench

However, the main target in Lauder’s piece was “the Orthodox,” who he paints with one brush, as if there are not huge differences within Israel’s vibrant modern Orthodox, nationalist religious Zionist and charedi communities.

The Angels Of Shabbat

Volunteers began going around to neighbors and synagogues in the vicinity to collect the children who had been out of the home when the tragedy occurred.

Beyond The Pale

If the people lacked for material things, the Pale was spiritually rich.

Israel’s Constituent Assembly

The elections to the Constituent Assembly, which twice had to be canceled, were eventually held on January 25, 1949, with an impressive 87 percent of eligible voters going to the polls.

A Jewish Soldier In Greece

Mordechai and his men shared a strong mutual loyalty.

Israeli Emergency App Now Available To Everyone

There was a need for the correct people to communicate” with each other in the event of an emergency.

Can A Rabbi Younger Than 40 Issue Halachic Rulings? A Case Study From 16th-Century...

Around 1552, leading rabbis in Egypt issued a cherem against people using rabbinic judges not approved by official channels.

Mishloach Manos – ‘In Those Days, In This Time…’

The mishloach manos of times gone by were sometimes simple and sometimes elaborate, but the main focus was on the preparation of the delicious food they contained.

Power and Politics Feminized (Part I): Medieval Europe

Power and influence do not come without consequence.

Friday Nights At Home

Shabbos means different things for us than it does for the average Jewish home. Soon after my divorce six years ago, I made a valiant effort at conducting a Shabbos meal for my two toddlers, aged three and a half and two and a half. With emotional resources severely depleted and time and energy limited, the store-bought roasted chicken and greasy soup with heavy matzah balls did little to enhance the atmosphere, and the gnawing loneliness threatened to engulf me. Is it any wonder I gave up?

Freud’s Twisted View Of Jewish Origins

That Freud was Jewish is universally recognized. Not as well known is his strong and proud self-identification as a Jew. Freud was also very...

Danny Ayalon: From No-Nonsense Negotiator To Popular Professor

Never pushing any ideology, Ayalon stresses a few key thoughts – particularly that there is a division of responsibilities between Jews in Israel and the Diaspora.

Hashgacha Pratit: The Kidney Donation That Gave More Meaning To Life

Marci Rapp finessed the setbacks with class. She rearranged her business priorities as creator and CEO of MarSea Modest Swimwear and gym clothes with her husband/business partner, Harold, in order to remain on standby as a kidney donor. Her intended recipient had been rescheduled to receive that vitally necessary organ several times. Recurring illness delayed the surgery throughout May and June 2011. On June 14th the life-saving surgery took place.

An Eruv “Grows” in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Ann Arbor community welcomed a brand new Eruv with open arms-which will soon be pushing strollers to shul, just in time for the delightful summer weather. The Eruv envelopes much of the community surrounding the University of Michigan Hillel Orthodox Minyan neighborhood, and parts of student campus housing.

A Morah’s View from Out-of-town

When you‘re here, over the rainbow, it is different. Being out-of-town is not about living in some neighborhood of Brooklyn (other than Boro Park, Williamsburg, or Flatbush). Living out-of-town also does not mean living in other parts of the Big Apple, like Manhattan or Queens. It doesn’t even mean living in the suburbs – like the Five Towns or Great Neck. Being here, over the rainbow, means living away.

A Ten Coarse Affair

Since this is a very frum wedding, men and women do not sit together. And it is all glatt, perilously close to glatt gluttony.

The World Of Judaica

Collecting Jewish antiques entails a bit of dedication as well, as there are many different categories of art that we have to deal with.

Fifth Annual Kosher Halftime Show Kicks Off On Nachum Segal Network Feb. 4

Anyone who appreciates a mix of football, unique commercials, and Jewish music will be thrilled with our KHS 2018 presentation.

A Very Hong Kong Chanukah

To explain to my children what Chanukah was like for me as a young girl, I find I am just as inclined to recount what it wasn’t as I am to describe what it was.

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