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  • The story of Titanic survivors Leah and ‘Filly’ Aks

    March 29, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    When Titanic departed on its first and last voyage from Southampton, England on Wednesday, April 10, 1912, 18-year-old Jewish immigrant Leah Aks and her 10-month-old son, Philip were on board.

    Passover had concluded the day before. On sailing day, Leah was pleased to find that the...

  • Listen, will you?

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    December 3, 2008 | 9:29 pm

    You are driving, looking for an address, when your wife tells you to ask someone. You refuse, but you finally make it to your destination -- two hours late. Are you familiar with this scenario?

    When it happened to me, we were going to our first Shabbaton in Pennsylvania, got lost...