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September 16, 2011

 
Orthodox Judaism: Do We Have an Economic Model that Works?
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A Once in a Lifetime Experience

By Hannah Chornock-Farkas.

No one ever forgets their wedding day. It’s one of those moments that young girls dream about all their lives. For me, it was even more memorable, because I got married during Hurricane Irene.


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Beauty is False

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Yes, physical charms are false and beauty may be vain, but it’s still a powerful asset and undeniably difficult when a woman endures the loss of it…


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Billable Hours – How Do We Spend Our Time?

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I sometimes wonder if I had to account for my day in ‘billable hours’ what I would see. I have no doubt there would be clearly defined accomplishments in the work arena, as well as specific tasks achieved at home. But what about those undefined moments?


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The life, legacy and prayer of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik: Preview the DVD, learn how to order the Koren Mesorat HaRav Siddur…


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Get out of your own head for a minute and think of others: Help people in need, perform acts of kindness… then you will receive good things in return…


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Jewish Optimism

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Contrary to the cynic and pessimist, the optimist has the truer perspective on Judaism. The “glass half full” shows us the power of that period from Rosh Chodesh through the conclusion of Days of Awe and holiness, Shmini Atzeret.


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The Quantity and the Quality of Life

By Alan Freishtat.

According the the Harvard School of Public Health, beginning in the year 2012, 10,000 people a day will start turning 65. We are, however, aging differently than previous generations…


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Slice of Life: Honey

By Eileen Goltz.

There is an ancient biblical question that has confounded sages for eons. This deep and multifaceted question has puzzled the greatest minds of each generation and rears its dubious head every year when Rosh Hashanah rolls around. Of course I’m talking about the unsolvable dilemma, which came first, the apple or the honey…


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It was the kind of thing you would hear from old men. “Things just ain’t the way they used to be.”


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