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  • On equal footing

    February 6, 2013 | 11:09 am

    I watched President Barack Obama’s second inauguration from the hospital room of my 92-year-old friend Harriet. She was having an EKG during it, even though we all agreed the numbers would not provide an accurate assessment of her condition — her medical condition, that is. 

    “You...

  • Saying “Amen” to Life

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When my husband and I put our 2-year-old to bed, we help him with the usual array of activities: changing into pajamas, reading a book, drinking milk, singing songs and -- most beloved to me -- chanting the Shema and Ve'ahavta.

    Each evening at the conclusion of the nighttime Shema,...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Ready, Steady, GJ

    In our Torah we have reached Parshat Mishpatim. The Israelites have just been given the Ten Commandments, and now God spends a whole portion giving them laws that they will have to observe when they reach the Land of Israel.

    It can take a long time to study...