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  • Another Bad Seder [VIDEO]

    by Ohr HaTorah

    March 30, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    Got my parsley
    Got my wine
    Gonna have me
    A real good time
    If it takes all night
    And I got a feeling it might

    Got that shankbone
    Those bitter herbs
    Got me thankful
    I’m stuck in the burbs
    And not enslaved in Egyptland
    Like we once were…
    Now we’re talking ‘bout Freedom risin’ We got... read on

  • Establishing Community Medicine Banks Around the World

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 30, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Did you know that about 30,000 individuals die every day from curable diseases? Some evils are entirely dreadful because they are not preventable; there is little we can do in the face of a hurricane or tsunami. But it is even more tragic when we ignore preventable human suffering. ... read on

  • AMIA and Minority Insecurity: How Do We Attack Corruption?

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 29, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    A few days ago, I took my students to visit AMIA, the Jewish community center of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that was bombed in 1994, leaving 85 killed and hundreds injured. It was heart-wrenching to hear the personal stories only a few days after the attack at the school in Toulouse.

    ... read on
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  • Living and Leading with Soul

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 27, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    Since the beginning of time, humans have sought to discover the essence and location of the soul, the Divine essence constitutive of our humanity. Some scientists today claim that le siege de l’ame (the seat of the soul) is in the temporal lobe of the human brain (“the God spot”),... read on

  • Shaquille O’Neal speaks Hebrew on The Daily Show

    By JewishJournal

    March 27, 2012 | 11:51 am

    NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal talks about going back to college for his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development.

  • The Transformative Power of Ritual

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 26, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    I wake up to an inbox full of dozens of emails, global news demanding reaction, and a daily agenda triple the size of what will prove achievable. How am I to pause to turn inward? When I put on my tefillin each morning, I consider what I need to become liberated from in order to... read on

  • Is Prayer for Activists?

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 22, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Our basic premise as activists is human responsibility. We, not someone else, must step up to create change in the world. To turn to others before ourselves is for cynics and critics not change makers. What about prayer? Is it a cop out? I would suggest that prayer offers us three... read on

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