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Banning the Kippah

Banning the Kippah

The Anne House employee isn’t the only person told not to wear his kippah at work.

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Where Have All the Good Jewish Men Gone?

Where Have All the Good Jewish Men Gone?

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Fear of commitment is exacting a steep price from both men and women.

Where Have All the Good Jewish Women Gone?

Where Have All the Good Jewish Women Gone?

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Some women seem to be more interested in over-achieving than in maintaining a relationship.

Did the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz Redeem Himself?

Did the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz Redeem Himself?

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Oskar Groening is no hero. But he did jeopardize his own safety in order to combat Holocaust denial.

The Dangers of Willful Blindness
The Dangers of Willful Blindness

The Dangers of Willful Blindness

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The masses prefer to ignore reality and ordinary people can courageously speak up and become heroes.

Searching for Antonio in the Streets of LA
Searching for Antonio in the Streets of LA

Searching for Antonio in the Streets of LA

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A band of Jews come together to help a homeless man.

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

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Why a central theme of Passover is talking.

Passover & the Biggest Upset in College Basketball History

Passover & the Biggest Upset in College Basketball History

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Miracles do happen.

Stephen Hawking and a Great Man’s Imperfections
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Stephen Hawking and a Great Man’s Imperfections

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Stephen Hawking’s death is the loss of a great man, but a man with great flaws.

Aging Solutions: Is There a Problem?
Aging Solutions: Is There a Problem?

Aging Solutions: Is There a Problem?

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Age is all mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

The U.S. Holocaust Museum and Revoking Honor
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

The U.S. Holocaust Museum and Revoking Honor

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When moral heroes betray the very ideals for which they were singled out for tribute.

What Made America Great in the First Place

What Made America Great in the First Place

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Rabbi Meir Soloveichik’s new lecture series offers insights into the Jewish ideas that influenced America’s founders.

Whose Life is More Valuable?

Whose Life is More Valuable?

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Society considers some lives more valuable than others. Judaism disagrees.

Poland, Purim and Masking the Truth

Poland, Purim and Masking the Truth

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Just when evil people and destructive ideologies seem to dominate the world, the darkness can turn into light.

To Parents of the Pediatric Psych Ward

To Parents of the Pediatric Psych Ward

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Why you are my heroes.

Sports, Politics and Our Search for Meaning

Sports, Politics and Our Search for Meaning

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When sports and politics become a distraction from the real challenges in our lives.

Stop Saying

Stop Saying "It's Broken"

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Broken implies that fixing something is hopeless. More often than not, that’s not the case.

Germany Remains Deeply Anti-Semitic

Germany Remains Deeply Anti-Semitic

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How anti-Semitic is Germany today? A Holocaust survivor stuns German TV viewers with her candid answer.

I Don't Know a Single Person on this Earth Anymore

I Don't Know a Single Person on this Earth Anymore

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Too many elderly people have no real relationship with their grandchildren. They are completely alone.

Aiding Nazis in Mass Killing of Jews

Aiding Nazis in Mass Killing of Jews

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Father Desbois is on a mission to expose the Holocaust’s hidden crimes.

Whitewashing Evil: Poland’s New Law about the Holocaust
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Whitewashing Evil: Poland’s New Law about the Holocaust

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The country can’t whitewash its guilt of complicity and the guilt of joining in the evil all around them.

Physician Burnout

Physician Burnout

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Depression and burnout are common amongst doctors. Here’s why Maimonides and I buck the trend.

Time of Death

Time of Death

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You never know when could be the last time.

Revlon Award Winner has History of Anti-Semitism

Revlon Award Winner has History of Anti-Semitism

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Amani Al-Khatahtbeh endorsed blood libels against Jews and 9/11 truther conspiracies.

How Would You Spend Your Last 38 Minutes?

How Would You Spend Your Last 38 Minutes?

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You don’t have to be from Hawaii to live like you were dying.

Why You Should Quit Social Media
Why You Should Quit Social Media

Why You Should Quit Social Media

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Debunking the common arguments against leaving social media.

One of the Greatest Jewish Philanthropists You Never Heard Of

One of the Greatest Jewish Philanthropists You Never Heard Of

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Julius Rosenwald, the Jew who created over 5000 schools for African Americans across the US.

Erasing Hate: Corey Fleischer’s Battle against Anti-Semitism and Hate

Erasing Hate: Corey Fleischer’s Battle against Anti-Semitism and Hate

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With graffiti-removal tools in hand, one Canadian is starting a movement to improve the world.

Montecito Mudslides: When the Loved One that Died is a Place, Not a Person

Montecito Mudslides: When the Loved One that Died is a Place, Not a Person

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My hometown looks like a battlefield and I lost a part of myself.

Smartphones and Kids: Harmful Effects and What to Do About It

Smartphones and Kids: Harmful Effects and What to Do About It

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Recent research on the impact of smartphones on children and how we can realistically protect them.

The Physician-Assisted Suicide of My Sister’s Friend

The Physician-Assisted Suicide of My Sister’s Friend

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An elderly, paralyzed woman choosing death has shocked and saddened me.

A Boy Who Saved 17 Lives Gets a Big Surprise
A Boy Who Saved 17 Lives Gets a Big Surprise

A Boy Who Saved 17 Lives Gets a Big Surprise

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Virgil Smith, 13, heroically trudged into the Hurricane Harvey flood waters with an air mattress to transport his stranded neighbors to safety.

The Great Recession

The Great Recession

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

Real Love Versus Fish Love
Real Love Versus Fish Love

Real Love Versus Fish Love

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Why giving leads to love.

Trophies are for Winning
Trophies are for Winning

Trophies are for Winning

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Should kids be given trophies for playing sports, even when they don't win? Former Olympian and LA Galaxy soccer star Cobi Jones thinks they’re destructive.

Former Facebook Exec: Social Media is Ripping Society Apart
Former Facebook Exec: Social Media is Ripping Society Apart

Former Facebook Exec: Social Media is Ripping Society Apart

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The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.

The Power of Hate: New Year’s Resolutions and the United Nations
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

The Power of Hate: New Year’s Resolutions and the United Nations

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Hate is a far greater motivator than reward.

Why I Don't Touch Girls

Why I Don't Touch Girls

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Being religious as a teenager in today’s world.

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?

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

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
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

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?
Rabbi Benjamin Blech

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.