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The Kavod Wagon

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The season of the cluttered mailbox is upon us. Invitations to the annual banquets of the Jewish federations, synagogue bodies, yeshivot and seminaries all compete for space and attention. Read more

A Natural Consequence

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I received a letter from a parent complaining that his child has developed a feeling of terror because he was taught that God would punish him severely for anything he did wrong. He asked whether… Read more

Be a Living Example

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A recent article in a psychiatric journal stated that the most common psychiatric diagnosis in adolescents today is “Oppositional Defiance Disorder.” This term refers to youngsters who refuse to… Read more

Tackling a “Shondeh”

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It seems to me that at least part of my destiny has been to champion unpopular subjects. A number of years ago, I began to awaken the Jewish community to the fact that "shikker is a goy" is a myth,… Read more

Frumspeak

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At last someone has done something to render Elizabethan English into a language today's yeshivah students can understand! Included in Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish by Chaim M.… Read more

Mirror Image

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The psychological insights of our great Torah scholars are often amazing. This should, in fact, not really surprise us, because the Talmud says of the Torah: "Review it and review it, for everything… Read more

Achdut, Achdus, Whatever

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The Winter issue of Jewish Action initiated the first of a series of articles created to highlight and encourage instances of mutual cooperation between diverse groups of Orthodox Jews. Fortunately,… Read more