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Yes, it’s hard not being married, but I’ve been given an in-the-meantime-blessing and plan on using it as best I can.
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When listening to others is a bad idea.
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Like autumn leaves, when times are tough, our true colors come out.
Don’t let your fear hold you back.
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5 critical lessons I learned along the way.
For starters, stop calling them “single.”
To all the women out there looking to marry a Manly Man.
A 7-point guide to the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony.
Most children raised in interfaith families lack the tools and knowledge to make informed choices.
The significance of dreams in Jewish thought.
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.
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That day in the doctor's office, I lit a match and threw it onto the Holy Temple.
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One day commemorates a variety of Jewish tragedies.
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Why should I be grateful?
Love comes in many guises.
June 16, 2012
June 18, 2012 12:05 PM
Especially love those who others do not love.
As a descendent of Christian, Mennonite Germans, my father who grew up during WWII, he taught us the importance of standing up for the Jews regardless of what others were saying. He ingrained that in each of us children so much that three out of four of us have made trips to Israel to be a blessing, and I lived there for a while. We have all resolved to never be known as another German Christian who does harm to anyone Jewish. If I have offended any, it is purely out of ignorance which is one reason why I subscribe to aish: so that I can learn and thereby hopefully, not offend any Jews again. I appreciate my father's stand for what is right and hope to replicate his attitude. So far as it is in my ability to do so, I want to live at peace with others.
June 21, 2012 6:27 PM
Sir/Ma'am, as an active-duty Jewish Chaplain (USA) I am always deeply moved by Christians who accept me and respect my traditions. I am grateful and honored to know such wonderful people who continue to support me and Jewish personnel. Thusly, may G-d bless you and your family. May He repay your kindness and acceptance of the Jewish people. May your father's memory be a blessing and an advocate for you in Heaven.
June 17, 2012 8:03 PM
Don't be ashamed, upset abt being Jewish - even when others dis u abt ur Jewishness & threaten u because UR people 'killed' their 'Lord' . . . .
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Jon Stewart obviously doesn't know the meaning of Hanukkah. What would you tell him?