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  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    My Vow

    On Yom Kippur, we say the Kol Nidrei prayer. This means "all vows." It is a prayer that absolves us of promises we made during the year that we didn't keep. This prayer was first written for the Spanish Jews (the Marranos) who were forcibly converted to Christianity during...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Promises Made, Promises Broken

    Have you ever broken a promise? You promised to call your Mom when you got to your friend's house, but you forgot. You promised your friend that you would give her some of your lunch, but you ended up eating it all at lunchtime. In Parshat Matot,...

  • A Costly Win

    By Leslie Susser

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Since the start of Israel's election campaign last October, the flamboyant leader of the secular-rights Shinui Party had been promising a secular revolution in Israel.

    This week Yosef "Tommy" Lapid seemed to have a golden opportunity to fulfill his promises when Shinui -- which...