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Planned (Frum) Parenting July 29, 2015  8:21 am

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer I do not think that I am a great parent; I do not know if I am even a good one. Nonetheless, even those of us whose accomplishments are mediocre or worse learn

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Vatranus vs. Apathy July 29, 2015  6:02 am

By Yaacov Weiss Being “mevater,” giving in, the hot topic of this year’s Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation’s Tisha B’av presentation needs to be distinguished from apathy if one wishes to rise to the

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Obama’s Evasion On Iran Rhetoric Reminiscent Of Arafat’s “Jihad” Speech July 28, 2015  9:26 pm

By Benyamin Korn The Obama administration’s weak response to Iran’s latest belligerent rhetoric is reminiscent of how the U.S. responded to one of Yasser Arafat’s most infamous speeches–and illustrates one of the main dangers of the Iran nuclear agreement. Just four days after the nuclear deal was signed in Vienna, with the ink on the […]

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Summer Camp with Guns July 27, 2015  12:51 pm

By Benyamin Korn Summer camp can mean very different things to different kids. For Jewish children, summer camp means squirt guns

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Empathy! July 27, 2015  5:53 am

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss The goal of becoming a talmid chochom, a Torah scholar, is very different than mastering another category of knowledge.  For example, if you want to

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Feeling the Pain July 23, 2015  12:49 pm

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff One of the most surreal moments of my yeshiva experience lasted all but a few seconds and really didn’t involve me, at least not directly.

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Where We Belong July 23, 2015  6:48 am

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The onset of Tammuz and Av bring with them a creeping sense of uneasiness and worry, a result of so many tragedies throughout the generations during

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The Aveilus of Tish B’Av July 22, 2015  10:00 pm

By R’ Yisroel Feldman Novato, CA There is a well known statement of Chazal that “Vitar Hashem Al Avoda Zara, V’Al Gelui Araiyos, V’Al Shefechus Damim, V’Lo Vitar Al Avon Bittul Torah” –

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Can You Help? July 22, 2015  2:10 pm

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran   There is no disease in the world for which Hashem had not already created the cure. The task is for us to find it!   To everything there is a time and a season.  So Koehlet teaches, so our lives

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Being Confused on Tisha B’Av – It’s OK, and It’s and Even Recommended July 22, 2015  4:19 am

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Every year, as we go through the Bein Ha-Metzarim, the period commencing with the Three Weeks and culminating with Tisha B’Av, I get very confused, and I think that many others do as well.

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