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Beyond Hawaii’s sunny beaches and tropical breezes, we examined the halachah of Hawaiian pineapple roots — but what about Jewish roots in this Pacific paradise?
Ari Z. Zivotofsky
Communities
Rabbi David Shofet and Rabbi David Zargari put themselves in the midst of Persian ex-pats in Los Angeles, to ensure that the real wealth not be lost
Barbara Bensoussan
Out of Step
The thing about being the only girl in the family is that I can get away with anything, short of murder, and everyone just chalks it up to me “being a girl”
Ariella Schiller
Out of Step
I smirk. “Pori, why do you always comment? Just try to accept me, flaws and all, and you’ll have a lot less stress in your life”
Ariella Schiller
The Road Home
“You know, Jews aren’t bad,” she drawls. “They’re just misguided. All you have to do is—”
Malka Winner
The Road Home
She is yelling. She is panicking. She is already crying.Then she grabs my wrist so hard it hurts“
Malka Winner
Therapy Toolbox
“Why don’t you just yell at me? Tell me I’m wasting your time? That I’m a horrible mother and wife, and I should just get divorced and leave everyone well alone?”
Abby Delouya B.A, B.Ed, MFT
Therapy Toolbox
“So, it’s pretty awkward for me to come here as I know you’ve spoken to my husband.”
Abby Delouya B.A, B.Ed, MFT
Oneg Shabbos
Now that he was in the Czar’s army, he knew he’d take revenge and right the injustice done by none other than his own brother
Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman
Oneg Shabbos
For the sake of saving a life, said Rav Chaim HaLevi of Brisk, we must try everything, even something that goes against logic, even on Yom Kippur
Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman
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While I felt bad about my burned cholent, I wasn’t worried. Somebody would have enough for us and our guests

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