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That Sinking Feeling

That Sinking Feeling

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The tragedy of the Costa Concordia.

Shabbat Comes to the White House

Shabbat Comes to the White House

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Jacob Lew is appointed White House Chief of Staff. Is that good for the Jews?

Politics Not as Usual

Politics Not as Usual

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As Holocaust refugees, my parents cherished their right and civic duty to vote.

Thanksgiving: Making Americans

Thanksgiving: Making Americans

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Growing up, raising kids to be good Jews went hand-in-hand with raising them to be good Americans.

Counterpoint: Penn State Scandal Revisited

Counterpoint: Penn State Scandal Revisited

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The Torah demands that we not judge the moral conduct of the people involved without knowing what they actually saw and did.

The Penn State Scandal

The Penn State Scandal

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Coach Paterno may have followed the rules, but is that enough?

Herman Cain’s Women Problem

Herman Cain’s Women Problem

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How Jewish guidelines of male-female relationships could have helped.

Peter Pan Parent

Peter Pan Parent

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Some parents never want to grow up.

Wealth & the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Wealth & the Occupy Wall Street Movement

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Rich people are not the enemy.

Looking for Happiness in all the Wrong Places

Looking for Happiness in all the Wrong Places

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Sukkot is here and the search is over.

Remembering Steve Jobs

Remembering Steve Jobs

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Jobs' wanted to better mankind with his gift. This spirit of creativity is central to Judaism.

Yom Kippur: The Blessing of Failure

Yom Kippur: The Blessing of Failure

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Recognizing our shortcomings is the only way to achieve success in life.

A Dignified Murder

A Dignified Murder

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My father survived the Nazis. Now he’s surviving the hospital that tried to kill him.

Souls Shining Through

Souls Shining Through

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My Alzheimer's patients taught me the essence of who we really are.

How to Reverse the West's Decline

How to Reverse the West's Decline

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The greatest civilizations eventually fall due to their own internal decay.

9/11: Launching the War of Ideas

9/11: Launching the War of Ideas

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Radical Islam could be weakened by deploying the moral force of liberal democracy and equality.

9/11: Forgive and Forget?

9/11: Forgive and Forget?

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We are not the ones who have the right to make that decision.

Controlling Irene

Controlling Irene

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Lessons learned from the super-storm.

London Burning

London Burning

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What does it take to realize that the world is my responsibility?

Norway's Bigotry

Norway's Bigotry

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Is terrorism against Israel really more justified than terrorism against Norway?

Norway, I Cry for You

Norway, I Cry for You

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An Arab woman from Qatar taught me how to mourn the Norwegian children.

David Beckham's Baby Girl

David Beckham's Baby Girl

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The Beckhams gave birth to their fourth child. Are they bad role models?

The Casey Anthony Verdict

The Casey Anthony Verdict

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The standard is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, even if it's 'likely' or 'probable' that she committed murder.

Circumcision in the 21st Century

Circumcision in the 21st Century

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Judaism is not a market driven religion.

Library of the Future

Library of the Future

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In the digital age, the library is becoming a graveyard. That may not be a bad thing.

Despicable Men

Despicable Men

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What drives the rich and famous over the edge?

Hero or Executioner?

Hero or Executioner?

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How would Jewish law view the controversial case of Jerome Ersland?

Christianity's Rise in China

Christianity's Rise in China

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China realizes what the West is rapidly forgetting: a civilization is as strong as its faith.

A Ban on Circumcision?

A Ban on Circumcision?

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The San Francisco initiative is an assault on Jewish religious liberty.

Manhood and the Great Recession

Manhood and the Great Recession

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How we respond to the economic downturn makes a profound impact on our children.

Israel's Moral Army

Israel's Moral Army

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An eye-opening interview with the man who helps set the IDF’s ethical parameters.

The Day Osama Died

The Day Osama Died

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Does Bin Laden's death bring a sense of closure? It better not.

When Evil Falls

When Evil Falls

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Is it proper to celebrate Osama Bin Laden's death?

The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding

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Respect for royalty is a training ground for worship of the Almighty.

Losing Weight after Passover

Losing Weight after Passover

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The key steps to lose those extra pounds gained over the holiday.

Making the Impossible Possible

Making the Impossible Possible

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A 5-year-old girl was missing. How could I just go back to sleep?

Avoiding Weight Gain on Passover

Avoiding Weight Gain on Passover

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How much matzah can you eat?

Japan's Black Swan

Japan's Black Swan

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What could go wrong? The significance of unexpected events in history.

Caring for the Uncared

Caring for the Uncared

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Narayanan Krishnan has brought more than 1.2 million hot meals to India's homeless. Is he unique?

Egypt, Ishmael & the Fight for Self-Respect

Egypt, Ishmael & the Fight for Self-Respect

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Solving the Palestinian-Israel conflict isn't the lynch pin. Dignity is.

Egypt, Again

Egypt, Again

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How the country's turmoil resonates with a striking biblical parallel.

My Escape from Child Abuse

My Escape from Child Abuse

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Setting boundaries with abusive (or difficult) parents.

The New Age

The New Age

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Turning 50, am I over the hill?

Tucson: Voices of Patience and Wisdom

Tucson: Voices of Patience and Wisdom

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When a tragedy like the one in Tucson strikes, most of us would do well to keep silence.

My Big Issue

My Big Issue

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When food took over my life, I eventually weighed up to the matter.

The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

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Judaism's timeless formula for moments like this.

The Facebook Challenge

The Facebook Challenge

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How to use Facebook to build rather than destroy.

Losing the Customer

Losing the Customer

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If only we'd make all our decisions looking at the long term.

Is Criminalizing Holocaust Denial Wise?

Is Criminalizing Holocaust Denial Wise?

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Such statutes create a dangerous precedent to outlaw other discussions as beyond the pale.

The Mark Madoff Tragedy

The Mark Madoff Tragedy

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Do the sins of the fathers get transmitted to the children?