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New York Post’s Shameful Cover

New York Post’s Shameful Cover

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The headline shows a frightening disregard for the value of human life.

Good Riddance Day

Good Riddance Day

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A new custom for removing trash from your life echoes the burning of chametz before Passover. The similarity is no accident.

Aish.com’s Top 10 of 2013

Aish.com’s Top 10 of 2013

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Revisiting the most popular articles and videos of the year.

Michelangelo & the Meaning of the New Year

Michelangelo & the Meaning of the New Year

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5774 or 2014? The theological debate behind the artist’s masterpiece.

Selfies: The Word of the Year

Selfies: The Word of the Year

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An apt description of our generation.

Three Days at the Bottom of the Ocean

Three Days at the Bottom of the Ocean

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As Hanukkah fades, keep the light of miracles in your life.

Preventing Child Molestation

Preventing Child Molestation

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A guide for the concerned parent.

Mandela: The Global Romance

Mandela: The Global Romance

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Nelson Mandela is a celebrity hero of the spirit and moral conviction.

Someone who Matters

Someone who Matters

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Hanukkah and celebrity worship.

Change the Raunchy Playlist

Change the Raunchy Playlist

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Working out in a gym that proudly displays organic soap – and plays misogynistic music.

The $98,000 Rabbi

The $98,000 Rabbi

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A Kiddush Hashem in New Haven reveals the power of living Jewishly.

The Great Recession

The Great Recession

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Sometimes we need to be reminded why we're given wealth.

Giving Up TV

Giving Up TV

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Why our family doesn’t watch television.

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.

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