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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.

One Hour at Wal-Mart

One Hour at Wal-Mart

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What I learned in 60 minutes at Life's SuperStore.

Cruel Children

Cruel Children

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Shaking off our indifference to bullying.

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah Decoration Fiasco

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah Decoration Fiasco

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The company inadvertently reminds us the meaning of the holiday.

The Money or the Box

The Money or the Box

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I thought the answer was obvious until I faced the test.

The Navy Yard Shootings

The Navy Yard Shootings

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We can’t take life for granted.

Think

Think

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Are you a victim of the Abilene Paradox?

The Good Gene

The Good Gene

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Attaining at-onement this Yom Kippur.

9/11 in Jerusalem

9/11 in Jerusalem

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Crossing the red lines of the heart.

Why Give?

Why Give?

by jgift.org

Charity is not only how much we give, but how we give.

The Heroism of Antoinette Tuff

The Heroism of Antoinette Tuff

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A lesson in speaking from the heart.

No Children Please

No Children Please

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What are couples who choose not to have children missing out on?

The Challenges of Suffering

The Challenges of Suffering

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Choosing a response to adversity.

Anthony Weiner Can Change

Anthony Weiner Can Change

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The Jewish month of Elul is the opportune time for change.

Meatloaf for Mourners

Meatloaf for Mourners

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What to do (and not to do) after a death.

Train Crash in Spain

Train Crash in Spain

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Sometimes our reckless behavior causes life to go off the rails.

No Shame

No Shame

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Elliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner and the absence of shame.

Terrorist on Rolling Stone Cover

Terrorist on Rolling Stone Cover

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Where is our human decency and compassion?

Malala at the United Nations

Malala at the United Nations

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Books and pens are our most powerful weapons.

Elderly & Chinese Law

Elderly & Chinese Law

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For American parents it’s very often no more than a fantasy, but it’s now the law in China.

Zimmerman Acquittal

Zimmerman Acquittal

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It’s not easy to have the humility to say we don’t know.

Tootsie & Beauty Bias

Tootsie & Beauty Bias

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Dustin Hoffman would never have given Tootsie a second look.

Tisha B'Av & the Asiana Plane Crash

Tisha B'Av & the Asiana Plane Crash

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Sometimes we are blinded by the light.

Paula Deen’s Words

Paula Deen’s Words

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We all make mistakes. It’s our unwillingness to take responsibility for them that ultimately harms us.

Checkmate

Checkmate

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Mental illness is tragic, not shameful.

The Blessing of Failure

The Blessing of Failure

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If we learn from an experience, there is no such thing as failure.

We’re All Number One

We’re All Number One

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Choosing more than one valedictorian distorts the value of equality.

Surveillance and Privacy

Surveillance and Privacy

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Every moment is being recorded for posterity.

Discrimination against Fat People

Discrimination against Fat People

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Our society unfairly favors the thin.

The Blow-Out

The Blow-Out

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Don't let life's little aches become a thorn in your side.

The Bottom of Your Shoes

The Bottom of Your Shoes

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Wear them out, making the world a better place.

Words Hurt

Words Hurt

by BestKindofLIfe.com

Choose them carefully.

Ugly Me

Ugly Me

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My eating disorder was my way to get control of my life and become pretty.

LA’s Jewish Mayor

LA’s Jewish Mayor

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Why his election doesn’t make me burst with pride (yet).

London Horror: Eye for an Eye

London Horror: Eye for an Eye

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The terrorist invoked the Torah’s principle “an eye for an eye” to justify his violence. He’s tragically misguided.

Oklahoma Tornado

Oklahoma Tornado

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When there are no words, there are tears.

The 10 Commandments for Our Times

The 10 Commandments for Our Times

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Now more than ever, the world can benefit from the Decalogue’s contemporary lessons.

Rescue in Cleveland

Rescue in Cleveland

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Charles Ramsey’s past doesn’t negate the heroism he showed in rescuing Amanda Berry.

Calling Terrorism by Its Name

Calling Terrorism by Its Name

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Why the Boston massacre can happen again.

Boston Lockdown

Boston Lockdown

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Terrorists can’t take away our essential freedom.

Confronting Terror in Boston

Confronting Terror in Boston

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Learning from Israelis how to respond to terror.

Boston Aftermath

Boston Aftermath

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The resilience of American liberty is not about to change.

Responding to Terror

Responding to Terror

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Four ways to react to the horrific bombings in Boston.

A Tribute to Margaret Thatcher

A Tribute to Margaret Thatcher

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Her proudest moment was saving an Austrian Jew.

To This Day

To This Day

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Confronting the effects of bullying. A collaborative video.

Obama’s Seder

Obama’s Seder

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A Passover message for the president.

Choosing a Pope

Choosing a Pope

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It happens in the Sistine Chapel, which was designed to be a copy of the holy Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Worst Birthday Ever

Worst Birthday Ever

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Justin Bieber and the search for happiness.

The New Holocaust Discoveries

The New Holocaust Discoveries

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With more than 42,000 ghettos and concentration camps scattered throughout Europe, almost everyone had to know what was happening.

NICU

NICU

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