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September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pmOn the New Year we learn to pay closer heed to the words we speak, their impact on others and the subtle messages our words convey. As we listen more acutely to the call for help from others, we also take upon ourselves the duty to respond in a timely manner and rally around those in...
March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pmA few years ago I invited a Mormon family to our seder. The presence of non-Jewish guests in our home changed the dynamic in many ways, not the least of which was our newfound enthusiasm for giving clear and thorough explanations of the rituals we observe each year. This Mormon...
December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pmThere are times in our lives where after periods of struggle and conflict, we seek peace and quiet.
As life would have it, the term of tranquility is short, but we can emerge from these times strengthened both physically and spiritually.
"Vayeshev Ya'akov -- And Jacob settled down...
August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pmCan an alcoholic who was poisoned with his father's anti-Semitism use a moment of naked exposure to confront his bigotry? Can he ever hope to cleanse himself of this deeply-seated hatred or is he forever doomed?
Will he turn his life around and begin using his celebrity and wealth...