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Do We Take the Kosel for Granted? May 22, 2015  8:10 am

By Michael Freund It stands there silently, contemplatively, like a sentry guarding its post,

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Remembering: In The Past, We See Our Future May 21, 2015  12:41 pm

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran The past is never dead.  It’s not even past. – William Faulkner We Jews are a people of memories.  Our past defines who we are.  The past

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Blessed with All May 21, 2015  5:19 am

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Every Yom Tov has its sights, sounds and smells. Sukkos has the pleasing aroma of the Dalet Minim and the warmth and contentment of the sukkah. Pesach has

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What’s Normal? May 19, 2015  6:22 pm

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss Sometimes you have to be a sleuth to uncover hidden messages in the Torah.  Here’s a nifty example of an important message encrypted in the formation of the

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Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinians Better Off Dead Than Living Outside of Israel May 19, 2015  6:40 am

By Asaf Romirowsky Faced with the suffering of their own people, the Palestinians recently decided not to help. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas rejected a deal with Israel brokered

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As One Man With One Heart May 19, 2015  1:11 am

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff The importance of each individual is certainly something that we are all aware of. We see at the outset of this week’s parasha (as well as countless other sources) that Hashem loves

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Judaism: The Slippery Slope of Jewish Religious Dialogue with the Church May 17, 2015  9:11 am

By Rabbis Avraham Gordimer and David HaKohen Grosser The rabbis, cardinals, bishops and priests met together, prayed together, discussed theology together, sang, danced and feasted together, and recited the Shema together.

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Bloomberg: More People Die on Private Jets Than Flying Commercial May 17, 2015  3:13 am

At about 2 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2013, private jet pilot Richard Trammell woke up in Greenwood, S.C., and drove an hour to Thomson, Ga., to prepare for a short

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Shavuos – What Does It Mean to Me? May 17, 2015  2:31 am

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss In our Shavuos liturgy, we refer to Shavuos as, “Zman matan Toroseinu – The season of the giving of the Torah.”  We also express the wish to people, “You should be mkabeil, accept,  

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Bogus Bias May 15, 2015  7:44 am

By CJ Srullowitz Secular society is becoming less and less tolerant of gender distinctions of any kind. So it is no wonder that Amanda Bennett, a columnist for the Washington Post, took offense that an Orthodox Jewish

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