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Rabbi Emanuel Feldman
Second Thoughts
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman
Second Thoughts
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman
Second Thoughts
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman
Second Thoughts
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman
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Dance and rejoice with our musical blessings all year long   Recently, I was temporarily deprived of two important elements of my daily life. One was the Bircas Kohanim, the Priestly Blessing at my daily Jerusalem morning minyan. In the Diaspora, that blessing is recited in Ashkenazi synagogues only on Yom Tov, unlike in Israel,
Yael Dorfman
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Halacha hones in on the drone
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
Grab the Reins
“These addicts give up everything to get clean. They leave their homes, their families, their jobs, they leave their creature comforts and everything else behind” ,Grab the Reins: Chapter 34,“These addicts give up everything to get clean. They leave their homes, their families, their jobs, they leave their creature comforts and everything else behind”
Shoshana Schwartz
Grab the Reins
“When something really does bother you but you don’t let yourself feel it, that’s a problem. That’s what causes resentments”,Grab the Reins: Chapter 33,“When something really does bother you but you don’t let yourself feel it, that’s a problem. That’s what causes resentments”
Shoshana Schwartz
F is for Friendship
“But, but….” I sounded like the sputtering last cup of soda in a slush machine. “That doesn’t make any sense,” I finally said
Ruchama Schnaidman
F is for Friendship
Tzivi wasn’t the writer, I thought. I glanced around the classroom. That left twenty-two other girls. Well, twenty-one because it wasn’t Penina
Ruchama Schnaidman
Free Fall
Freefall took me 12 months — and 25 years — to write. Now that it’s over, while other old and new responsibilities bang at my door, I’ll ignore the knocking for a bit and share a short retrospective on life during Freefall
Miriam Stark Zakon
Free Fall
The colonel’s lips were a straight, unsmiling line. “Not German, Freed. They need someone who speaks Yiddish”,
Miriam Stark Zakon
Catching up With
"People realize pretty soon if you’re a person of your word. If you want respect, you have to give respect, and if you do that, it never goes unseen"
Binyamin Rose
Catching up With
"There are many rungs to climb on the ladder to success. Achieving success, sustaining it, building on it, and then finding higher ladders to climb"
Binyamin Rose
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