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  • 5 Ways to Keep the Spiritual Momentum of the High Holidays

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    October 8, 2015 | 3:52 pm

    The High Holidays and Sukkot have ended. This marathon of Jewish holy days earned many of us an increased spiritual awareness, sensitivity, and commitment. But how can we maintain that growth throughout the year? Here are five suggestions for maintaining the momentum of the High...

  • Brit v’Chesed

    July 29, 2015 | 4:00 am

         “Kindness is the overflowing of one’s self into the lives of others” (anonymous)

    Chesed: mercy, compassion, kindness, grace, steadfastness, faithfulness.

    Chesed encompasses all these components, and more. It denotes a love stemming from loyalty and commitment. In the Old...

  • Wild Lessons

    By Abby Gilad

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In Parshat Shemini, we learn which animals are kosher. Why did God create both kosher and non-kosher animals? The Talmud sages say that there is something we can learn from every animal.

    We can learn to be industrious and honest from an ant. Ants are hardworking and they don't...

  • The Waiting Room

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Four guys sit in the Insider's Waiting Room at Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center, preparing to have blood drawn. Like many cancer patients, they dress like they've just had a run around the track: sweats, athletic shoes and, of course, baseball caps. With cancer, you've got to be ready to...

  • Russia’s Elderly

    By John R. Fishel

    September 11, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In Samara, a city of 1.2 million in the Volgaregion of Russia, 87-year-old Anna sits in a 100-square-foot spacethat is her reality. One of perhaps 8,000 elderly Jews in town, shespends her lonely days confined to her room, blind and her legs tooweak to support her. A sagging bed...