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His name is Nissim – which means miracles in Hebrew. An apt description of his life.
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Thoughts on lighting the 20th yartzeit candle.
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For starters: there’s no such thing as bashert.
Three practical steps to help you find your soul mate.
What can happen when we see everything as being fully within our grasp and under our control.
The Bible's major role in the creation of the United States and its democracy.
Seven remarkable milestones that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
The meaning behind the tears.
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A 22-page thought-provoking compendium of insights and inspiration
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A fascinating overview capturing the meaning of the holiday.
Chasidic Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein’s fascinating film is almost as fascinating as her own story.
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Do angry birds have a choice to be angry?
November 2, 2009
December 10, 2012 10:10 PM
On a ski vacation in Canada, our son asked if he could light our Menorah on the lodge's mantel.When we lit, another Jewish family came over to light with us. Several non-Jews commented how nice it was.
December 10, 2012 4:50 PM
It is a lovely Story about brave parents teaching our children to love our traditions !
December 24, 2011 11:56 PM
December 29, 2009 12:12 AM
An elderly Rabbi and his wife were living in a condo where they put up a sukkah at the appropriate time. the condo association told them to take it down, and when they refused, the association imposed a fine. Neither the Rabbi nor the association would budge, and after several years of the sukkah being put up and the couple fined, the matter was finally settled in court where the couple's right to a sukkah was upheld and the association required to pay the couple a significant sum plus court costs. The following succos sukkahs were put up on many decks. As the title says, "Just Jew it."
December 20, 2009 5:29 AM
Great, here in Taylors SC we are the only Jewish family in our entire apt complex, two days ago my neighbors 10 yr old son saw the Menorah in the window a yelled "Wow Cool we just learned about Chanukah in school"
December 18, 2009 3:36 PM
Love kid friendly anything from AISH!!!
Thank you for this thoughtful "cartoon" which i watched
with my daughter several times. Really appreciate when Aish does anything kid friendly so much!!!
December 15, 2009 7:09 PM
My children, grandchildren, and myself have always had a heart for the Jews -not knowing at the time that my grandmother was 1/4 Jewish. Watching this brought what I call cold God chills to me. Thanks
December 22, 2011 2:19 AM
There is no such thing as being 1/4 Jewish. It's all or nothing. If your grandmother's mother was Jewish, she's Jewish. And if your maternal grandmother was Jewish, you're also Jewish.
December 9, 2009 12:55 PM
December 7, 2009 5:33 PM
Judaism & my workplace.
I am the only Jew in my office and when all the xmas decorations are up, I put up my menorah and and decorations .. Also, when a picture is taken of the xmas tree and my co worker, I hold up my menorah as well. I am Jewish and proud of it.
November 15, 2009 5:30 PM
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