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The Art of Being Happy
The Art of Being Happy
The megillah is full of sad people who don’t know what to do with their sadness. When a woman is happy her whole house is happy. How do we make the...
Feb 17, 2011
By Rebbetzin Yemima Mizrachi
Recipes with Apples
Recipes with Apples
When it comes to healthy eating I’m first in line to utilize all the fresh fruits and vegetables suggested by the USDA food pyramid. Most of us get our suggested daily...
Aug 25, 2010
By swedarskym
On Jewish Optimism: Pre Selichot Reflections
On Jewish Optimism: Pre Selichot Reflections
There are those who view Jewish way of life as confining, a pessimistic mode of life, filled with restrictions and a life long agenda of obligations and repetitive serious occasions; praying...
Aug 22, 2010
By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran
Facts and Figures about the New Year (5771)
Facts and Figures about the New Year (5771)
Facts and Figures about the New Year AT A GLANCE 5771 has 385 days, including 55 Shabbatot, the longest possible year in the Jewish calendar. Calendar 5771 is a 13-month year, known...
Aug 11, 2010
By Phil Chernofsky
From the Desk of Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice President
From the Desk of Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice...
Have you ever wondered why Avraham was the first patriarch of the Jewish people? Probably not; the reason is so obvious. We have grown up hearing the stories of the young...
Aug 11, 2010
By Rabbi Steven Weil
Rosh Hashanah Thoughts: Absent Neighborhoods, Absent Tears
Rosh Hashanah Thoughts: Absent Neighborhoods, Absent Tears
In my childhood, a half-century ago in Buffalo’s North Park neighborhood that served as a passage point between the East Side of Eastern European immigrants (mostly Orthodox) and the Amherst- Williamsville...
Aug 11, 2010
By Steve Lipman
U’Netaneh Tokef: Who Shall Live
U’Netaneh Tokef: Who Shall Live
UNetaneh Tokef, one of the most powerful parts of Musaf on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, as viewed through recent events.
Sep 1, 2009
By OU Staff
Shoftim: Fearfully Yours
Shoftim: Fearfully Yours
One afternoon, Bill Clinton was sitting in his office when his telephone rang. “Hello Mr. Clinton,” a heavily accented voice says. “This is Yankel down in Tel-Aviv Israel. I am ringing...
Aug 18, 2009
By Rabbi Asher Brander.
Re’eh: A Cloak of Mercy
Re’eh: A Cloak of Mercy
A triplet of deviation plays a starring role in our parsha : First the false prophet If a prophet arises among you or a dreamer of a dream,...
Aug 12, 2009
By Rabbi Asher Brander.
Elul Thoughts: Part III
Elul Thoughts: Part III
How can we be commanded to feel an emotion – to love God? The more we strive to know Him, the more we will come to love Him. Elul Thoughts: Part...
Sep 28, 2008
By Rochi Lerner

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