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Gabbing About Goodness

Gabbing About Goodness

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How to change the world with your tongue.

Mel's Teshuva, and Ours

Mel's Teshuva, and Ours

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Owning up to our mistakes, without the excuses.

The Missing Muslim Outcry

The Missing Muslim Outcry

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The real insult to Islam is the violence, terror, and bloodshed that Islamist fanatics unleash in the name of their religion

Memories

Memories

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When it comes to children, there's no such thing as gone.

9/11 Heroes and Memories

9/11 Heroes and Memories

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Finding solace for those left behind.

England's Cognitive Dissonance

England's Cognitive Dissonance

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Britons have finally awakened to the fact that they have a serious problem in their midst.

My 9/11 Un-Miracle

My 9/11 Un-Miracle

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I didn't have to climb down 65 flights of stairs. Thank God, I had the greatest miracle of all: I got to work on time.

Hear the Quiet

Hear the Quiet

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In the era of Blackberries and Bluetooths, where can you find a vestige of absolute peace and quiet?

Mel, Kofi and Me

Mel, Kofi and Me

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Like soft drinks and poison, anti-Semitism comes in various flavors and strengths.

Mel Gibson's Jewish Problem

Mel Gibson's Jewish Problem

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Based on my previous interviews with the Gibson family, nothing Mel said comes as a surprise.

What's Stopping Al Qaeda

What's Stopping Al Qaeda

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The secret of why Al Qaeda called off a plot to gas the New York City subways.

Just Say No

Just Say No

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If Roy kicked the habit, you can too.

Seven Ways You Can Help Israel

Seven Ways You Can Help Israel

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Israel needs your help. Here's what you can do.

Plugging In

Plugging In

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When was the last time you were fully alive in the moment?

United in Soccer

United in Soccer

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If the point that unites a group defines its essence, what does the World Cup say about humanity?

Oh That Fifty Feeling

Oh That Fifty Feeling

by Frank Jaffe

I'm looking for the secret of life. And if that fails, at least I'll get a discount at the movies.

A Stone's Throw

A Stone's Throw

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A small revolution began with a broken window.

Desperate for a Donor

Desperate for a Donor

by Annette Cooper

My mother's kidneys are failing. Will someone help save her?

David Irving and Freedom of Speech

David Irving and Freedom of Speech

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Irving's opinions are vile, and his arguments about the Holocaust are ludicrous. But he doesn't belong in prison.

Curse of the Moderates

Curse of the Moderates

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The mob has turned this into a test case for freedom of speech in the West.

We Are All Danes Now

We Are All Danes Now

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Today the censors may be coming for some unfunny Mohammed cartoons, but tomorrow it is your words and ideas they will silence.

Oprah's Choice

Oprah's Choice

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The powerful message of Elie Wiesel's Night.

Murmurs in the Dark

Murmurs in the Dark

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Many of my patients seek something far more difficult for me to give than medical advice.

The Beauty Wars

The Beauty Wars

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The Chanukah battle isn't over yet.

Suddenly Goodbye

Suddenly Goodbye

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The sudden death of a friend taught me a few important lessons.

Not So Trivial Pursuit

Not So Trivial Pursuit

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Maybe winning really is everything after all.

The Fire Now

The Fire Now

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Barbarians at the gates of Paris.

Invisible Worlds

Invisible Worlds

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My grandfather believed that our world is a manifestation of an invisible world. As a computer scientist, so do I.

Sukkot: After the Deluge

Sukkot: After the Deluge

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Everything in life was firmly established: career, family, friends. Then came Katrina.

Exodus from Rita

Exodus from Rita

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As we drove for hours to get out of Houston, we were hoping for a miracle.

For God's Sake

For God's Sake

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The challenge of our age: not to desecrate God's holy name with acts that profane all that He stands for.

My Modem Speaks

My Modem Speaks

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Sometimes speed can make things slower.

Refugees from the Storm

Refugees from the Storm

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Picking up the pieces in Katrina's aftermath.

Fascinating!

Fascinating!

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Successful relationships are built on making the needs and pain of others as real as our own.

London Calling

London Calling

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Europeans are not about to start singing, "We are all Israelis now," any time soon.

Terror In London

Terror In London

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Yesterday terror arrived on our doorstep. Like Israelis, now I, too, must worry about getting on a train or my son taking a bus to school.

Tomorrow's Promises

Tomorrow's Promises

by Betsey Krause

If I have learned nothing else through my 16-year-old daughter's death, it is that you can never tell your children enough times how much you love them.

For Just One Week

For Just One Week

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What would you like to do for just one week?

She Just Doesn't Get It

She Just Doesn't Get It

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The essential outrage of "Holocaust on Your Plate" was not that it injured feelings, but rather that it equated human beings with cows, pigs and chickens.

Honoring the 5th

Honoring the 5th

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Why our family doesn't do Mother's Day.

You're On the Air!

You're On the Air!

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Imagine how careful you'd be if those around you were watching, listening, and analyzing your every word. Guess what? They probably are.

The Death of Terri Schiavo: An Epilogue

The Death of Terri Schiavo: An Epilogue

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Blurring the line between life and death, and between medical data and morality, her death signifies a disturbing turning point for American society.

My MS Attitude

My MS Attitude

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I lost my job, I'm a quadriplegic, and I'm the luckiest man in the world.

Hunting for Rainbows

Hunting for Rainbows

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She was terminally ill with no possibility for cure. Her husband insisted we do everything possible to keep her alive. I couldn't help wondering: Did we launch her into some painful, hellish limbo?

No, I'm Not a Mommy (Yet)

No, I'm Not a Mommy (Yet)

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I want normal back.

Urban Sprawl

Urban Sprawl

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Environmental preservation has been part of Jewish tradition for 3,300 years.

Almost Normal

Almost Normal

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I always considered "being normal" the most important quality in a person. Then I had a baby with Down syndrome.

Taking Back Nature: A Reflection

Taking Back Nature: A Reflection

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Every so often, we are reminded that we are not the conquerors, but trustees.

Reacting to the Tsunami

Reacting to the Tsunami

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A spiritual response to disaster.

To Everything There is a Season

To Everything There is a Season

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When confronted with evil, it's the time to fight - and to counteract with kindness.

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