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September 23, 2011

 
The Great Disappearing Act: Black Holes of Time
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Is the eradication of time inevitable? Are we helpless to prevent this phenomenon from occurring? The Torah provides a way to halt this process…




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NCSY: What’s New for 2011 and Beyond

By Rabbi Steven Burg.

Rosh Hashana serves as a reminder to reinvent ourselves with each new year. If something doesn’t work, we must discard it. If something new and innovative can help us, we must embrace it…


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Inside the Mind of a Chazzan

By David Olivestone.

“It is we—the shlichei tzibbur—who have to work hard to inspire teshuvah in the people, in the hope that through our sincere singing we will open the gates of Shamayim.”


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Day School Affordability: Realigning Priorities

By Dr. Irwin K. Weiss.

If day school education is truly the priority, then we need a realignment of priorities among Jewish organizations in this country. Blaming the parents, blaming the schools, asking the government to pay are not the answers…


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Lighting the Spark

By Susan Schwartz.

The world of kiruv has exploded in recent years… but recently, a friend remarked that in her grandchildren’s school, children were being accepted from non-religious homes and how disturbing this was. They upset the balance; they were different; they might expose the other children to ‘bad influences’…


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Natural Versus Artificial Man

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran.

We all live with illusions… we believe we can become all that the world holds out as the ideal – wealthy, successful and celebrated. At the same time, we doubt our capabilities to become that which is genuinely within our grasp – to become truly pious, compassionate and sincere Jews…


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Exotic Shofarot

By Natan Slifkin.

Most shofarot are made from a ram’s horn. However, an increasing number of exotic shofarot are available from other species. While some of these “alternative” shofarot are quite popular, there are serious halachic concerns regarding their acceptability.


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The Truth About Pomegranate Seeds

By Ari Zivotofsky.

In the last decade or so, pomegranates have become increasingly popular. Though the pomegranate is savored for its flavor, news about its medicinal value has made the fruit’s reputation soar.


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Slice of Life: Apples

By Eileen Goltz.

The song starts out “I love you a bushel and a peck” and while I know they’re not referring to apples the lyrics always come to mind this Yontif time of year when there is an over abundance of apple varieties…


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Lessons of Equality – Nitzavim-Vayelech

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For the past several weeks, certain ideas have dominated my consciousness. Don’t worry, these are not obsessive thoughts, and I am not a candidate for a psychiatric diagnosis. Rather, whenever I prepare a speech lately, or sit down to write a column such as this, I can’t help but think about a particular set of political principles.


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