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  • What is valuable?

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    I am blessed that my children generally get along well. Now that they are 3 1/2 and 1 1/2, however, they do tussle over toys. A few times, my son, the elder, has screamed the toddler credo -- "It's mine!" -- right in his sister's face.

    In light of such indignation, I reminded them...

  • Through God’s Eyes

    By Reb Mimi Feigelson

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    One of my students once asked me what was the greatest gift that my teacher Reb Shlomo Carlebach gave me. My reply was immediate: "He gave me a new pair of eyes."

    I had grown up praying from the first day I could speak.

    I was raised observing Shabbat from the moment I learned to...

  • The Great Stuff Swap

    By Teresa Strasser

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In comes the summer and out goes my latest boyfriend. He was a great guy, funny, smart and possessing what my mom calls "The Big Three": a job, a car and an apartment. The only problem was that getting his affection was somewhat like getting gasoline during the Carter administration;...