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Two Weeks
Two Weeks

As Rosh Hashana is in just over two weeks, make certain to have plans for where to attend services. 

Literacy
Literacy

Today, September 8, is the United Nations Organizations of Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) International…

Heartfelt Repentance
Heartfelt Repentance

It is easy to speak of teshuva (repentance), but, actually, the process of repenting is quite challenging. Much can be learned about repentance from the story of Eleazer ben Dordia recorded in Talmud Avodah Zara 17a:It is noted that ben Dordi…

Cartoon Power
Cartoon Power

The mesmerizing imagery in Syd Hoff’s classic children’s books  Danny and the Dinosaur and Sammy the Seal (and Herschel the Hero!) may evoke a bygone era, but the storylines remain perennially popular. Born in The Bronx, NY, on September 4, 19…

Will I Forgive You For What?
Will I Forgive You For What?

An ancient Jewish proverb declares: “Loose tongues are worse than…

Not To Be Mixed
Not To Be Mixed

Like oil and water, certain things are not meant to be mixed together. According to Jewish law, it is forbidden to mix-breed different species of cattle, sow one’s field with mixed seed, or wear garments of mixed fibers (wool and linen).Whereas the a…

Employees and Employers
Employees and Employers

The American labor movement, which developed in the late 19th century, strived to ensure that workers were paid fairly, were provided with a safe working environment and were protected from being taken advantage of by their employers. Many of the promi…

On the Blech
On the Blech

Challah, chicken soup, gefilte fish, kugel, chamin/cholent…the delightful foods associated with Shabbat are seemingly…

The Firstborn’s Double Portion
The Firstborn’s Double Portion

For much of history, there were few greater advantages in life than…

Using A Live Virus
Using A Live Virus

Mention the polio vaccine and most people think of Jonas Salk. The fact is, however, that the polio vaccine used today is actually based on the work of another Jewish physician, Albert Bruce Sabin. Sabin, who was born Albert Saperstein on August 2…

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