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  • Before I Die, Let Me Say I’m Sorry.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    September 22, 2015 | 7:32 am

    The hardest words to lip are “I’m sorry.”

    The hardest plan to enact is to forgive.

    Forgiveness is the ultimate test of love:  It is more difficult to forgive someone we love than someone we don't care about.

    The exchange entails seeing the Face of God in the other.  When we...


    By Revital Belz

    October 2, 2014 | 2:54 am

    One of the great leaders of the Jewish Nation once movingly declared, “There is no nation like the Jewish People.” Throughout the ages, in times of joy and sorrow, rich or poor, free or enslaved, they remain faithful and loyal to G-d’s Mitzvot!

    When I was a teenager, our local...

  • Feasting after fasting

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 19, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a holiday for serious fasting — no food or drink for 25 hours. At the end of the day, our thoughts inevitably turn to what we want to eat at sundown to break the fast.          

    When I spoke with several friends about Yom Kippur foods they...