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How Two Ordinary Teenagers are Changing the World How Two Ordinary Teenagers are Changing the World

How Two Ordinary Teenagers are Changing the World

Their mind-blowing responses to Hurricane Harvey and a sick neighbor is the inspiration we need for the High Holidays.

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Three Things I Learned by Deleting Facebook from My Phone

Three Things I Learned by Deleting Facebook from My Phone

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Breaking any habit is hard. But I’m learning to embrace the white space of life.

Hurricanes and Our Rosh Hashanah Prayers

Hurricanes and Our Rosh Hashanah Prayers

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Even blessings can become misfortunes when they appear in the form of excess.

Hurricane Irma and Living in the Cone of Uncertainty

Hurricane Irma and Living in the Cone of Uncertainty

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Praying our hearts out in South Florida.

Remembering 9/11: Five Important Lessons

Remembering 9/11: Five Important Lessons

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Because those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

Think for Yourself: Good Advice Not Just for Harvard Students

Think for Yourself: Good Advice Not Just for Harvard Students

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Real learning begins when we leave the echo chamber.

Destroying Statues and Judaism's Prohibition of Making Graven Images

Destroying Statues and Judaism's Prohibition of Making Graven Images

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All political considerations aside, there is a fascinating and relevant reason against creating complete statues of people.

It's Time for Jews and Blacks to Overcome Bigotry and Come Together

It's Time for Jews and Blacks to Overcome Bigotry and Come Together

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The targeting of our two peoples should impel us to understand just how connected we are.

The Next Solar Eclipse in 2024: A Startling Message for the World

The Next Solar Eclipse in 2024: A Startling Message for the World

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The mystical meaning of the next eclipse which is only seven years away.

The Alarming Rise of White Supremacy in America

The Alarming Rise of White Supremacy in America

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The violence in Charlottesville didn’t originate in a vacuum.

The Solar Eclipse: A Jewish Message

The Solar Eclipse: A Jewish Message

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The connection between covering our eyes when we recite the Shema and when looking at the eclipse.

On Sunday the Rabbi Disappeared

On Sunday the Rabbi Disappeared

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With no money or phone, for a few days Rabbi Ilan Feldman slipped off the grid to experience a nomad’s life.

Ten Commandments of Social Media: How to Harness Its Power

Ten Commandments of Social Media: How to Harness Its Power

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And avoid the pitfalls along the way.

9 Ways to Discourage Your Teens from Swearing

9 Ways to Discourage Your Teens from Swearing

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Practical ideas to help your teens tame the swearing habit.

Australia’s Refusal to Build Synagogue Victory for Terror

Australia’s Refusal to Build Synagogue Victory for Terror

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Calling it a potential terrorist threat, an Australian court ruled that a proposed shul is too dangerous to be built.

Tainted Money

Tainted Money

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The cashier insisted that I keep the extra change found in the coin dispenser.

Facing the Future without Fear, Together
Facing the Future without Fear, Together

Facing the Future without Fear, Together

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Three ways we can move from the politics of "me" to the politics of "all of us, together."

Never Judge, Never Assume

Never Judge, Never Assume

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Can we ever walk in someone else’s footsteps?

A Moment of Silence in Public Schools

A Moment of Silence in Public Schools

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One Hasidic Jew’s campaign to replace prayer with a moment of silence is gaining traction and making a difference.

British Hero Cop who Saved a Jew in Jerusalem

British Hero Cop who Saved a Jew in Jerusalem

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Det. Sergeant Richard Burgess fought off three Arabs who were attacking a Jew and nearly lost his own life in the process.

The Most Important Speech Ever Given by a French President on Anti-Semitism

The Most Important Speech Ever Given by a French President on Anti-Semitism

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President Macron equated anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism and said Jew-hatred wasn’t born with the Vichy regime, nor did it die after the liberation of France.

Canada's Multi-Million-Dollar Pay-Out to a Terrorist

Canada's Multi-Million-Dollar Pay-Out to a Terrorist

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Omar Khadr confessed to throwing the grenade that killed an American soldier.

Raising My Daughter with Autism

Raising My Daughter with Autism

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Light it up blue is just one month. Living with autism is all year.

Life Unexpected: Losing My Mom

Life Unexpected: Losing My Mom

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My mother chose to meet death in her own way.

The Portuguese Consul who Disobeyed Orders to Save Jewish Lives

The Portuguese Consul who Disobeyed Orders to Save Jewish Lives

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Aristidies De Sousa Mendes paid a heavy price for his moral courage.

Orthodox Jew & Patriot of the American Revolution

Orthodox Jew & Patriot of the American Revolution

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Mordecai Sheftall is one of the greatest American patriots you’ve never heard of.

The Murder of Otto Warmbier

The Murder of Otto Warmbier

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Yes, he was a Jew. But he was killed because he was an American.

A Meaningful Retirement

A Meaningful Retirement

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Help! My retired husband is driving me crazy.

Involuntary Manslaughter through Words

Involuntary Manslaughter through Words

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A recent, precedent-setting case shows how words can literally kill.

Real Friends: The Key to a Healthy Life

Real Friends: The Key to a Healthy Life

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Reclaiming the art of connection.

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.

Mental Illness: Tragic, Not Shameful

Mental Illness: Tragic, Not Shameful

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My brother-in-law was just shy of becoming a chess Grand Master when mental illness reared its ugly head.

I Am Not My Disability

I Am Not My Disability

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Despite being a diabetic paraplegic, I view myself as a healthy person. Why?

Surprising Jewish Origins of Six Common Sayings

Surprising Jewish Origins of Six Common Sayings

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You’ll never see these expressions in quite the same way again.

Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for 10 Students for Obscene Comments

Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for 10 Students for Obscene Comments

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The university’s controversial decision is teaching an important lesson about the consequences of our words.

How Do We Encourage Terrorism?

How Do We Encourage Terrorism?

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Let us count the ways.

Religion in the Age of Disrespect

Religion in the Age of Disrespect

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Shavuot, commencement and the reason for two tablets.

Terrorism Persists because It’s Been Rewarded

Terrorism Persists because It’s Been Rewarded

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The international community has rewarded terrorism while punishing those who try to fight it by reasonable means.

Talking to Our Children after Attack at Ariana Grande Concert

Talking to Our Children after Attack at Ariana Grande Concert

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Terror just hit home. Here’s how you can help your children.

How the Associated Press Cooperated with the Nazis

How the Associated Press Cooperated with the Nazis

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When the Nazis asked them to fire Jewish employees and hire only Aryans, the AP agreed.

The Latest Marriage Fad: Marrying Yourself

The Latest Marriage Fad: Marrying Yourself

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A fitting phenomenon for our narcissist times.

Jihad in Denmark

Jihad in Denmark

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Muslim organizations and imams are not condemning the imam who preached murdering Jews.

Doctor in Disguise

Doctor in Disguise

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Our doctor was gruff and impatient. Then I overheard him talking to his wife.

The Spin on Fidget Spinners

The Spin on Fidget Spinners

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A deeper lesson behind the latest craze.

13 Reasons Why: Teen Suicide and Judaism
Moral of the Story

13 Reasons Why: Teen Suicide and Judaism

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The controversial series is generating healthy discussion regarding pivotal issues, but many people should not watch it, under any circumstances.

10 Little Known Facts about Einstein

10 Little Known Facts about Einstein

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Including what he considered to be his greatest day.

Sheryl Sandberg on Her Husband’s Death

Sheryl Sandberg on Her Husband’s Death

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The Facebook COO’s new book on facing adversity and finding joy is full of insight and wisdom.

Pushing Death

Pushing Death

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Society’s emphasis on the quality of life society is perverting our most basic moral intuitions.

Are You For Real?
Are You For Real?

Are You For Real?

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Don’t just look good; be good.

Hookup Culture Wreaks Havoc on Campus

Hookup Culture Wreaks Havoc on Campus

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New research reveals that a many students find themselves in a fog of depression, confusion, and hurt.