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  • The Challenge of Raising a Mensch

    By Maurice J. Elias

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    More than any one single thing, parents want each of their children to grow up to be a mensch. I have asked parents and educators across the spectrum of Jewish observance and belief what they want most for their children, and this is the answer that comes up more often than any...

  • Our Eternal Light

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In every generation, there is one special individual whose life and deeds are a living, shining reflection of the Torah's commandment to "bring clear illuminating olive oil to keep the lamp constantly burning." This generation's ner tamid (eternal light) is Col. Ilan Ramon, z"l. My...

  • P.S., Your MenschIs Dead—for Now

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If Hollywood menschdom has a name, it might be Steve Guttenberg. For years, audiences have identified Guttenberg as a nice Jewish mensch in films such as "Cocoon" and "Three Men and a Baby." But in his new film, "P.S. Your Cat Is Dead," which opens Jan. 24, Guttenberg trades in...

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