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We are commanded to walk in Hashem's ways, as the Talmud teaches in Sotah 14a....
March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pmJeff, the guy from the party rental place, left this phone message two weeks ago:
"Passover is March 31," he said, "and, say Marlene, you always call us the last minute. Do you think you might plan a bit ahead this time?"
Jeff isn't even Jewish, but his calendar was right. I always...