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“Is He Stringing Me Along? Or Does He Just Want to Go Slow?”
October 1, 2014 – 11:19 am

I’ve been seeing someone; we’ve met up three times and we’ve had sex. He is very affectionate when I’ve seen him… He’s told me he likes me and wants to see me more, but some weekends I don’t hear from him at all.

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The Five Prohibitions of Yom Kippur
October 1, 2014 – 12:08 am
The Five Prohibitions of Yom Kippur

“…on the tenth of the month, you shall afflict your souls and do no work at all…for on that day God will forgive you and cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before God” (Leviticus 16:29-30).How does one “afflict one’s soul”? The o…

The Memorial Prayer
October 1, 2014 – 12:03 am
The Memorial Prayer

According to Jewish belief, when people pass away, they move on to sojourn in the “next world,” to hopefully enjoy the spiritual rewards they have earned from their good acts in “this world.”In the “next world” a soul cannot grow spirituall…

Like the Clay in the Hand of the Potter
September 30, 2014 – 12:08 am
Like the Clay in the Hand of the Potter

One of the most metaphoric and beautiful piyuttim (poems) included in the Yom Kippur prayer service is…