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  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Day by Day

    Even though it's summer, you can still learn a thing or two. The first thing you need to know about the Jewish calendar is that it is a lunar calendar -- following the phases of the moon. That means that each month has 29 or 30 days in it. The solar calendar (that's the...

  • The Nation and The World

    By Abby Gilad

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Does your mother ever tell you to clean up your room or put your socks in the laundry? And when you ask her why you have to do it, does she say: "Because I said so"? In Parshat Mishpatim we are taught a very important lesson – a lesson we might not always like to hear.