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My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Although they mean well, these three words are like a knife digging deeper into my heart.
His thinking on Iran, Palestinians and reaching a peace deal.
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Dr. Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert, knows suicide bombers like nobody else.
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Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.
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I could picture the bubbies in the shtetl crying with their books of Psalms, but me?
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How to make sure you’re not raising a brat.
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A few thoughts on how to better navigate the dating scene.
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Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.
Defining faith, belief and knowledge.
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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.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Purim and your unique role in life.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.
An anti-Israel group is advancing a conspiracy theory that Jews control the Internet. If true, the Internet would look something like this…
How do we know our limits if we don't try to push past them?
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
Understanding the wisdom of Judaism's most important prayer. An Aish.com Film
December 14, 2013
January 22, 2014 1:44 AM
This is so impressive! This story shows the idealism of a girl, someone who wanted to make a difference and did it in her own special way. I think that many times as we get older we doubt the difference we can make by doing small things for others and this is a great reminder that we shouldn't underestimate ourselves or our actions. This girl will continue making a difference in the lives of others.
December 18, 2013 3:13 PM
and with a meaning - not everything, including chesed is fun. Good point by Anon above - it's the muttitude of little things, like this, that have cumulative, powerful, impacts.
December 17, 2013 3:32 PM
Thank you for they incredible reminder that the most important things we do are often aggregates of tiny acts--one bottle at a time, are often messy, and often leave the greatest impact on the giver!
Would you do it again?
December 17, 2013 4:11 PM
We would definitely do it again! (in fact we haven't stopped :)
December 17, 2013 1:01 AM
Wonderful lesson...I wonder how much were you able to cash in and what did you do with the money>>
December 16, 2013 8:50 AM
Very cute story and message
Very cute story and message - but what hapened next????
December 15, 2013 10:43 PM
I'm really impressed!!
And I'm wondering, how much money did you raise do far? :)
December 17, 2013 4:10 PM
She's raised about $40 so far (Not a lot in cash...but A LOT in bottles :)
December 15, 2013 12:38 PM
Needed to hear this message
I know of a family that stopped talking to their sibling bc it was getting difficult....so instead of coping with this needy brother they just decided to push the delete button on him!! It didnt stop there.....they even got their children to cut out their uncle. Sometimes acts of kindness are difficult, smelly & gross, albeit we can't & shouldn't close the door on them! GD put them in our lives for a reason!!
December 15, 2013 10:56 PM
sometimes, just sometimes we have to cut people out of our lives who make us physically and mentally sick. you do and do, invite, make all the holidays for years,, take care of parents as if you were an only child, you neglect your own children and husband to fill in the gaps in others depleted livesand it comes to a point where you have to cut them out, or be destroyed.
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Rabbi Tzvi Sytner is a rabbi at the Jewish Renaissance Experience in Scarsdale, NY.
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Minimize sleep – because on a deeper level, it's about "waking up" to life.
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