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How to Fall in Love with your Spouse for Life

February 27, 2013, by

Lauren Roth, LSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in Lakewood, New Jersey, who speaks extensively across the United States on many topics, including: marriage, parenting, healthful eating, and a variety of inspirational and Torah topics. Mrs. Roth holds a BA in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, and a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers. […]

Increasing Intimacy in the Age of Facebook and Twitter

February 27, 2013, by

Rabbi Dovid Cohen Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen, Esq., has a Masters degree in counseling from the University of North Texas with a concentration in family therapy and did clinical training in the Family Institute of Jerusalem. He has a particular interest in counselling couples and has done advanced training under the auspices of the Gottman […]

Continuing Marital Education Tips and Suggestions

February 27, 2013, by

Communication Skills Couples are encouraged to look at the importance of learning and practicing the relationship skill of listening—as well as expressing thoughts and feelings. Strengthening Communication Skills Committed couples care about and consistently work at the quality of their relationship. They realize that effective communication is important in strengthening their relationship. Couples who have […]

Purchase Your Safety Reflector Belts

February 27, 2013, by

Increase the safety of your synagogue membership and raise funds for your synagogue through a safety campaign for reflector belts. Safeguard families when walking to and from shul and any other night activity through wearing a reflector belt.

Kabbalat Shabbat

February 26, 2013, by

It is with great pleasure that we resume our Tefillah Tips. We have just concluded eleven weeks of tefillah tips for Shabbat mussaf which have been archived on www.oucommunity.org, in the Tefillah section. We now focus on Kabbalat Shabbat and welcome your feedback. Our Friday night tefillot differ from all other tefillot of the week. […]

Shabbat Mussaf

February 26, 2013, by

The heart of the Mussaf prayer is the Divine Command of the offering stated in Sefer Bamidbar, 28:9-10.  “And on the Sabbath Day you shall bring two male first year lambs….” On Rosh Chodesh, in addition to two bulls and a ram, there are seven lambs brought.  On Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkoth, Rosh Hashanah and Yom […]

Tikanta Shabbos

February 26, 2013, by

The mid-section of the Shabbat Mussaf prayer is, “Tikanta Shabbat Ratzita Korbanoteha –        G-d,You instituted the Shabbat and have taken pleasure in its offerings…” The first thing to note regarding this Tefillah is that it is a reverse acrostic. The prayer begins with Tof and continues backwards through the alphabet until Alef. Reverse acrostics are […]

Kedushah II

February 26, 2013, by

We learned last week that reciting Kedushah is literally chanting the angelic songs of heaven. In this tip we will attempt to understand the structure and content of Kedushah. Naaritzecha Venakdishecha Kesod Siach Sarfei Kodesh… We will express our awe of You and sanctify You just as the angels do in heaven… The commentaries explain […]

Kedusha

February 26, 2013, by

The Shabbat Mussaf prayer symbolizes the Sacrificial Mussaf (offering) that was offered in the Temple. Just as the Mussaf offering was brought before the seventh hour of the day, so too our Mussaf prayer should be recited before the seventh hour of the day. Just as the Mussaf offering was brought between the daily morning […]

Kaddish 2

February 26, 2013, by

The cantor sings, “Yisgadal Veyiskadash Shemay Rabbah – May His (God’s) Name be made great and sanctified.” The congregation responds with a thunderous chant, “Yehey Shmey Rabbah Mevorach Leolam Ulalmey Almayah – May God’s great name be blessed forever and ever in this world and beyond.”   What does it mean that God’s name should be […]