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September 2, 2011

 
September 11th – Ten Years Later
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I was shocked to see the city reduced to ash. But I wasn’t surprised that it could happen—the way most Americans were. Jews have seen such tragedies happen in our history. We know people are capable of evil…



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The Orthodox Union is now offering Challenge Grants for innovative and replicable solutions that address day school affordability…


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“The great tragedy of life,” Kierkegaard wrote, “is that it must be lived forward and can only be understood backwards.”


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Through Death’s Valley

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Hatzalah emergency responders, who participated in the day’s rescue efforts, give thanks for their own miraculous survival…


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A Man Alone, and in Community

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran.

Have we not heard too much about the leaders of religious communities turning a blind eye to the predators in their midst? No group can be blameless. The Jewish community too must do everything in its power to protect the most precious amongst us…


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Participants gain deeper insights into relationships… and perhaps an extra pound or two from spectacular buffets!


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The Frum Celiac (Finally!)

By Moshe Zahler.

It wasn’t all that long ago when the terms “celiac” or “gluten free” would evoke an empty stare from most people…the past few years, however, have brought a surge in celiac awareness, so much so, that it is now considered “the in thing” in healthy lifestyle choices…


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Negative Effects of Stress (Part II)

By Alan Freishtat.

The benefits of learning to de-stress now will yield great results down the road – not only for you personally, but for your family and friends as well…


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Yachad is thrilled to be partnering with Kosherbyte to help families celebrate Rosh Hashanah!


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By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

I love metaphors. An apt metaphor can help stimulate boundless creativity and can lead to a deeper and richer understanding of the concept being studied.


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