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  • A Thought for Purim

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 5, 2012 | 5:58 pm

    ְהָפוּך” in Hebrew means opposite, upside-down, reversed, or backward!

    However, in regards to the reading of the Book of Esther backwards, Jewish law (Halacha) says: “One who reads the Megilah backwards has not fulfilled the mitzvah (commandment) of reading the Megilah.”
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  • Thoughts about death and living life -by Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    February 23, 2012 | 8:13 am

    One of my favorite stories is one told of a great rabbi and mystic who lived several centuries ago, Rabbi Menachem Mendal of Kotzk.  He asked his students, “What would you do if you knew you had only one more week to live?”  The first answered, “I would spend it with my...

  • In Character

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Forget her 28 Vogue magazine covers.

    Isabella Rossellini, mit sheitl, is portraying a Chassidic Jewish woman in actor Jeroen Krabbe's post-Holocaust saga, "Left Luggage." It's the most unexpected casting of the season.

    It all began when Krabbe. a friend of Rossellini's,...