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The Promise: Ilan Ramon & the Holocaust Torah Scroll The Promise: Ilan Ramon & the Holocaust Torah Scroll

The Promise: Ilan Ramon & the Holocaust Torah Scroll

From the concentration camps in Germany to far away in outer space, a mini-Torah allows a young boy to keep his promise to his rabbi and his faith.

African-American, Christian, Witch, Jew

African-American, Christian, Witch, Jew

In the shadows of slavery, one girl’s persistent questioning leads her on a relentless search for truth.

Family Bonding

Family Bonding

The three most important traits every family needs.

Dear Single Mother

Dear Single Mother

I was blown away by an encounter I had with one of your 7 children.

9 Myths about Happy CouplesEditor's Pick

9 Myths about Happy Couples

How many myths are you living with?

Sarah Zoabi: Proud Muslim Zionist


One Arab Israeli woman’s fight against radical Islam and the high price she pays for speaking her mind.

Jews in the Wild West

10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.

Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel

Dismantling widely-held, false and mistaken beliefs about Israel.

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10 Ideas Judaism Gave the World


Some revolutionary concepts found in the Torah.

Not So Modern Love

Bill and Hillary weren't the only couple to meet in the library.

#6: Patience, or How to Overcome Road Rage

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: It can be a rude awakening to discover that you are not the Master of the Universe.

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Near Death


Remembering that the small things aren’t so small.

The Olympics’ Jewish Message

What a difference a fraction of a second makes!


Are you a victim of the Abilene Paradox?

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Expensive Wine, Poor Parenting


Taken out for dinner by friends, what would you do if your child ordered a very expensive bottle of wine?

Unconditional Acceptance versus Boundaries

Each strategy is critical for different tasks: to regulate a child’s behavior and to build a child’s emotional health.

Petty Thieves

Eating at a restaurant of staying at a hotel does not entitle us to take their bathroom fixtures.

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5 Destructive Ways to Date


What is your motivation for dating?

10 Questions to Ask Yourself after a Date

Some practical guidance for clarifying your post-date thoughts and feelings.

A Non-Jew Seeks Advice

The Jewish man I broke up with is furious, but I don’t want an interfaith marriage.

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The Jewish Mother’s Guide to Texting


BRB no longer means “Be right back,” but “Bubbie requested bagels.”

Overlooked Jewish Olympians

Celebrating Jewish Olympians who stole our hearts, and those who didn’t.

Jtube: Pokemon: The First Movie

What does it take to be a hero? And can someone please explain why Pokemon is so popular?!

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Fill the Void: A Tisha B'Av Message


What is the meaning of the 9th of Av today?

Tisha B'Av: The Root of Destruction

The meaning behind the tears.

All for One

Tisha B'av and the secret of Jewish unity.

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The Power of Why


In this week’s portion, Moses says some of the most inspiring words ever uttered about the why of Jewish existence.

The Joy of Now

Don't let the pursuit of a better life be an excuse for not enjoying life right now.

Remembering Sinai

Seeing the profundity, logic and beauty in Torah.

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Kippah: A Blessing On Your Head


It is perhaps the most instantly identifiable mark of a Jew. When and why do we wear a kippah?

The Meaning Of Life

Until you know what you are willing to die for, you have not yet begun to live.

Jewish Genes

There is now new and exciting DNA evidence for common Jewish origin -- not just among Cohanim, the Priestly Class, but among Jews scattered all over the globe.

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