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  • The mitzvah of Adoption, Denied Orphans in Russia, and The Baal Shem Tov

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 19, 2013 | 8:08 am

    A Chabad family in Nepal recently made a great public Kiddush Hashem (sanctification of G-d’s name) by adopting a starving child. While definitions for these terms vary, what is clear is that there are millions of orphans around the world and we must all do our part.


    What...

  • Helping an orphan of history recover its past

    January 20, 2011 | 10:50 am

    It’s not every day that you can help a city recover its history.

    But that’s what happened recently in Lviv, in western Ukraine, when I served on the jury for an international design competition to mark and memorialize key sites of Jewish heritage.

    Sponsored by municipal authorities...

  • Helping an orphan of history recover its past

    January 18, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    It’s not every day that you can help a city recover its history.

    But that’s what happened recently in Lviv, in western Ukraine, when I served on the jury for an international design competition to mark and memorialize key sites of Jewish heritage.

    Sponsored by municipal authorities...

  • Anticipating Orphanhood

    By Ellie Kahn

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Over coffee at Panera, my friend Ellen and I discussed our children's school, her career options and my recent dating adventures. And we laughed about the policeman who didn't give Ellen a ticket because he liked her "Beat Bush" sticker. We laughed a lot, as we usually do.

    Then we...

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  • Pages Reveal a Whole New Esther

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    As far as narrative goes, Megillat Esther is one of the most exciting parts of the Tanach. It is rich in religious significance and considered a seminal text on the miracle of Jewish survival, the story of Esther, the orphan girl who is chosen in a nationwide beauty contest to become...

  • Are You My Mother?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    All her life, Jeanette Kopitowsky has been searching for a face in the crowd. She scans strangers' faces for someone, anyone who looks like herself. Her biological mother. Her father. A sibling.

    The playwright-actress, who was abandoned by her parents as a baby, grew up in foster...

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