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Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?

An interview with Prof. Andrew Porwancher, a history professor at Oklahoma University, who thinks the founding father was, in fact, a Jew.

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Plea-Bargaining and Jewish Law

Plea-Bargaining and Jewish Law

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It’s surprising how many innocent people confess to crimes they didn’t commit. This can’t happen in Jewish law.

A Simple Casket

A Simple Casket

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An expensive coffin is a distraction. Our love is not measured by how much money we spend on the casket.

Conduct Unbecoming: Society Is No Longer Willing to Tolerate Sexual Harassment

Conduct Unbecoming: Society Is No Longer Willing to Tolerate Sexual Harassment

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Men abusing their power to exploit women is not new. What's new is the huge shift in society’s refusal to look the other way.

Mazel Tov Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Mazel Tov Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Five things we can learn from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement announcement.

Winston Churchill: Three Definitive Ideas that Changed the Course of History
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Winston Churchill: Three Definitive Ideas that Changed the Course of History

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A new film delves into the pivotal role the great leader played in stopping Hitler.

The $450 million da Vinci: Is It Worth It?

The $450 million da Vinci: Is It Worth It?

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It all depends on who is its creator.

A Dry Run with Death

A Dry Run with Death

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A practical, 12-point checklist to prepare for the inevitable.

A Nazi in the Family

A Nazi in the Family

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Three years ago I discovered that my grandfather was a member of the SS and arrested for crimes against humanity.

The Teacher on Ritalin

The Teacher on Ritalin

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My love/hate relationship with that little pill.

Questions to Ask at Your Thanksgiving Table

Questions to Ask at Your Thanksgiving Table

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Avoid toxic holiday arguments about politics and other divisive issues with these fun questions that will spark interesting discussion with friends and family.

Germany Caves in to Kuwait Airlines’ Hateful Discrimination

Germany Caves in to Kuwait Airlines’ Hateful Discrimination

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The airline’s refusal to fly Israelis is discrimination, pure and simple, and has no place in the free world.

Celebrating Thanksgiving Every Day
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Celebrating Thanksgiving Every Day

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Rabbi Menachem Nissel on the joy of appreciation and an easy guide to gratitude.

Baseball Player & Spy

Baseball Player & Spy

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Moe Berg was a second-rate baseball player but a first-rate spy for America and its Allies.

A Real Estate Brokerage Embodying Jewish Values

A Real Estate Brokerage Embodying Jewish Values

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Anthony Marguleas’ real estate company donates 10% for every home sold. He wants others to do the same.

Larry David’s Tasteless Holocaust Joke

Larry David’s Tasteless Holocaust Joke

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When does humor cross the line from clever and incisive to inappropriate and offensive?

Charles Aznavour and His Family Saved Jews during the Holocaust

Charles Aznavour and His Family Saved Jews during the Holocaust

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They hid a number of Jews in the Paris apartment, at great risk to their lives.

Delta Flight 15

Delta Flight 15

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An amazing, true story about a plane that was forced to land in Newfoundland on 9/11.

Smartphones’ Negative Effects: A Summary of the Latest Comprehensive Research

Smartphones’ Negative Effects: A Summary of the Latest Comprehensive Research

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The key findings, links to further information, and concrete suggestions on how to limit the damage.

13 Things Your Family Can Do This Halloween

13 Things Your Family Can Do This Halloween

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Alternatives to trick-or-treating.

Einstein’s Secret to Happiness

Einstein’s Secret to Happiness

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The fascinating story behind the short note bought for $1.56 million.

The Undercover Spy Operation that Helped Foil a Nazi Plot in 1930s L.A.

The Undercover Spy Operation that Helped Foil a Nazi Plot in 1930s L.A.

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A network of citizen-spies took the Nazi plots to exterminate Jews seriously.

The Secret to Success
The Secret to Success

The Secret to Success

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NBC Sunday Night Football reporter shares the secret that you already knew.

Easy Intimacy Is Making It Harder for Women to Get Married

Easy Intimacy Is Making It Harder for Women to Get Married

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The hook-up culture is eroding the value of marriage.

Hassidic CEO’s Secrets of Success

Hassidic CEO’s Secrets of Success

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An interview with Shmuel Gniwisch, former CEO of one of the top 100 ecommerce companies.

The Flood and the Abuse of Power

The Flood and the Abuse of Power

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When mankind ignores the inherent equality between the sexes and their mutual responsibility, the flood is not far behind.

More Time or More Value: Yom Kippur and My MTA Quandary

More Time or More Value: Yom Kippur and My MTA Quandary

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What’s more important: longer days or more meaningful hours?

Rate My Service: A True Story about a Devastating Critique

Rate My Service: A True Story about a Devastating Critique

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Someone wronged Mike, the owner, unfairly, and plastered it online. My heart went out to him.

The Unlikely Hero who Saved Thousands of Jews

The Unlikely Hero who Saved Thousands of Jews

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Even though he lacked the necessary experience, Varian Fry risked his life to save Jews in Vichy France because no one else was going to do it.

How Two Ordinary Teenagers are Changing the World
How Two Ordinary Teenagers are Changing the World

How Two Ordinary Teenagers are Changing the World

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Their mind-blowing responses to Hurricane Harvey and a sick neighbor is the inspiration we need for the High Holidays.

Three Things I Learned by Deleting Facebook from My Phone

Three Things I Learned by Deleting Facebook from My Phone

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Breaking any habit is hard. But I’m learning to embrace the white space of life.

Hurricanes and Our Rosh Hashanah Prayers

Hurricanes and Our Rosh Hashanah Prayers

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Even blessings can become misfortunes when they appear in the form of excess.

Hurricane Irma and Living in the Cone of Uncertainty

Hurricane Irma and Living in the Cone of Uncertainty

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Praying our hearts out in South Florida.

Remembering 9/11: Five Important Lessons

Remembering 9/11: Five Important Lessons

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Because those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

Think for Yourself: Good Advice Not Just for Harvard Students

Think for Yourself: Good Advice Not Just for Harvard Students

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Real learning begins when we leave the echo chamber.

Destroying Statues and Judaism's Prohibition of Making Graven Images

Destroying Statues and Judaism's Prohibition of Making Graven Images

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All political considerations aside, there is a fascinating and relevant reason against creating complete statues of people.

It's Time for Jews and Blacks to Overcome Bigotry and Come Together

It's Time for Jews and Blacks to Overcome Bigotry and Come Together

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The targeting of our two peoples should impel us to understand just how connected we are.

The Next Solar Eclipse in 2024: A Startling Message for the World

The Next Solar Eclipse in 2024: A Startling Message for the World

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The mystical meaning of the next eclipse which is only seven years away.

The Alarming Rise of White Supremacy in America

The Alarming Rise of White Supremacy in America

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The violence in Charlottesville didn’t originate in a vacuum.

The Solar Eclipse: A Jewish Message

The Solar Eclipse: A Jewish Message

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The connection between covering our eyes when we recite the Shema and when looking at the eclipse.

On Sunday the Rabbi Disappeared

On Sunday the Rabbi Disappeared

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With no money or phone, for a few days Rabbi Ilan Feldman slipped off the grid to experience a nomad’s life.

Ten Commandments of Social Media: How to Harness Its Power

Ten Commandments of Social Media: How to Harness Its Power

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And avoid the pitfalls along the way.

9 Ways to Discourage Your Teens from Swearing

9 Ways to Discourage Your Teens from Swearing

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Practical ideas to help your teens tame the swearing habit.

Australia’s Refusal to Build Synagogue Victory for Terror

Australia’s Refusal to Build Synagogue Victory for Terror

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Calling it a potential terrorist threat, an Australian court ruled that a proposed shul is too dangerous to be built.

Tainted Money

Tainted Money

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The cashier insisted that I keep the extra change found in the coin dispenser.

Facing the Future without Fear, Together
Facing the Future without Fear, Together

Facing the Future without Fear, Together

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Three ways we can move from the politics of "me" to the politics of "all of us, together."

Never Judge, Never Assume

Never Judge, Never Assume

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Can we ever walk in someone else’s footsteps?

A Moment of Silence in Public Schools

A Moment of Silence in Public Schools

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One Hasidic Jew’s campaign to replace prayer with a moment of silence is gaining traction and making a difference.

British Hero Cop who Saved a Jew in Jerusalem

British Hero Cop who Saved a Jew in Jerusalem

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Det. Sergeant Richard Burgess fought off three Arabs who were attacking a Jew and nearly lost his own life in the process.

The Most Important Speech Ever Given by a French President on Anti-Semitism

The Most Important Speech Ever Given by a French President on Anti-Semitism

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President Macron equated anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism and said Jew-hatred wasn’t born with the Vichy regime, nor did it die after the liberation of France.