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The Wizard of Avos
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Let’s talk about The Wizard of Oz. Book or Movie? Movie or Book? Now, to the honest, there are many differences between the MGM movie and L. Frank Baum’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Here are just a few of the more significant ones: *In the book, Dorothy has silver shoes. In the movie, […]
The Greatness of Man
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OU Torah presents The R. Simcha Bunim of Peshischa Wallet Card A healthy reminder of man’s place in the grand scheme of things Instructions: 1. Cut out card 2. Fold along center line 3, Glue or tape to seal 4. Carry this card in your wallet and refer to it as needed
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein ztz”l: Four Vignettes
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Lessons from a Giant He was considered to be one of the greatest rabbis of this generation. His complete mastery of the entire gamut of Torah and Talmud reflected a level of proficiency that is possessed by only a few in this generation. His PhD from Harvard in English literature was a testament to his […]
Not Just Kind
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An inspiring true story about Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky, Chief Rabbi of Vilna (1863-1940), told by Shlomo Horwitz of Jewish Crossroads. More info available at www.jewishcrossroads.org/about.htm. Produced by Chaim Kalish of BuildaFilm Studios.
Why I’m Not Sending Flowers on Valentine’s Day
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Why don’t Orthodox Jews observe Valentine’s Day? After all, it’s a day dedicated to love – isn’t that a good thing? To understand the answer, let us first examine the origins of the celebration. A Catholic Holiday? For starters, the full name of the holiday is “Saint Valentine’s Day.” You are probably familiar with St. […]
The Yarmulke: A Crown of Contemporary Honor
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Because of our traditions, we’ve kept our balance for many, many years. Here in Anatevka, we have traditions for everything: how to sleep, how to eat… how to work… how to wear clothes. For instance, we always keep our heads covered, and always wear a little prayer shawl that shows our constant devotion to God. […]