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Dani Dayan is the departing consul general of Israel in New York
Omri Nahmias
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Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone is senior advisor to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman
Gershon Burstyn
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Spiritual resilience can be understood as the ability to stay close to Hashem during challenges
Alexandra Fleksher
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Pesach brings a unique opportunity to take a deeper look at what our eyes are actually seeing
Rabbi Moshe Grylak
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The purpose of a succah is to curb the harmful influences that come with the joy of accumulating property
Rabbi Moshe Grylak
Family Matters
He always thought of everything, so I didn’t have to. Now it was my job, and it was daunting
Joan Zlotnick
Family Matters
At a particular stage of my husband’s illness, it became clear that the shul we were attending no longer met our needs
Joan Zlotnick
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Which method yields the crispiest crust, baking in a glass dish or in disposable aluminum
Sina Mizrahi
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So what’s the best way to prep your challah for the freezer?
Sina Mizrahi
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By Esther Teichtal

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  T he November sun is strong, but there’s a chill in the air I hadn’t expected. Autumn has crept up from behind in its mixed-up glory, blustery clawing tendrils and floaty leaves sashaying down to earth. I berate myself for not bringing sweaters as I lock the car, strap the baby in the stroller,

By Rachael Lavon

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I s a child being raised in Flatbush, I was surrounded by girls whose fathers learned in places like the Mir, Chaim Berlin, Torah Vodaath. Me? I was the daughter of a baal teshuvah from some hick town called Saratoga Springs — a place no one knew about. Blank stares were de riguer, and I

By Elana Rothberg

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L iving in Eretz Yisrael means not just living in a land filled with kedushah, but in a land saturated with our people’s past. Here in Ramat Beit Shemesh, we Anglo olim are just the newest population strata in an area known for its incredibly rich history, going back to the times of the Tanach —

By Gila Arnold

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  G rowing up in Baltimore, we had Washington, D.C., in our backyard. We spent Chol Hamoed trips there, school trips there, and any-other-opportunity trips there. The result was that, despite its glamorous status as the nation’s capital, Washington became a big bore. Been there, done that. But my attitude changed when I entered the

By Faigy Peritzman

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O ld meets new in York, perhaps more than in any other city in England. Bus routes weave around ancient city walls, the quaint marketplace thrives just a short distance from a designer outlet mall, and supermarkets jostle for space along a riverbank marked with bridges, stone buildings, signposts to history. In the middle of

By Rochel Samet