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  • A Time to Forgive

    By Misha Henckel

    September 4, 2010 | 6:14 pm

    This is the time for repentance, return, transformation – and the key to it all is forgiveness: Asking for forgiveness, and forgiving.

    We ask forgiveness of G-d and of others, and we can forgive others.

    To engage in any degree of forgiveness takes real work, digging deep, being...

  • For Israeli ex-pats, the homeland is calling

    By Ayala Or-el

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Merav and Roy Lobel are going back to Israel. Since the birth of their baby boy, now eight months old, they have longed to be with their families. Each time they've hung up the phone after a call to Israel, they've felt as if part of their heart was still there.

    Guilty feelings about...

  • Israeli official woos expats -- you <I>can</I> go home again

    By Tom Tugend

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The message from the high Israeli official addressing more than 100 Israeli expatriates at Stephen S. Wise Temple was simple and direct.

    "We want you to come back."

    Catchy slogans are one thing, translating them into reality is vastly more complex, Zeev Boim admitted.

    Boim is...

  • Cantor Glickman Returns to Israel

    By David Finnigan

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Cantor Binyamin Glickman, who taught generations of Los Angeles children to love God through music, is returning home to his beloved Jerusalem.

    Ask him what he will see from his flat there and the 70-year-old smiles.

    "The cemetery of Mount Olive, where grandparents are buried and...

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  • Time to Go Home

    By Nathan D. Wirtschafter

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When my wife and I woke up on the day we made aliyah, we talked and decided that we felt good. Natural. Normal. A little excited. A bit eager. Somewhat tired from some late-night, last-minute packing. Above all, we were ready. It was time to go.

    The family dressed in T-shirts that...

  • The Headache of Resolutions

    By Jane Ulman

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Blame it on the Mesopotamians. About 4,000 or 5,000 years ago, they came up with the meshuggeneh idea of New Year's resolutions.

    And what was their most common pledge? To return borrowed farm equipment. "That would be a pickax or a sickle," says Danny, 12, who studied the...

  • Russia Returns 16 Long-Sought Books

    By Lev Krichevsky

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Lubavitch movement is celebrating the transfer of 16 more religious books to a Lubavitch-run synagogue in Moscow. But it is unclear when -- and indeed, if -- the balance of the thousands of books that make up the "Schneerson Library" will come into the ultra-Orthodox group's...