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Scandals In America

The scandals that have been publicized during the past several months (the attack on Benghazi, the IRS targeting certain groups and the government listening to our phone calls) have ...
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A Year Ago Today…

A year ago today I was admitted to NYU hospital 25 weeks into my first pregnancy. Shocked to say the least, I didn’t really know what was going on. ...
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The Boston Marathon

by Rabbi Pinchas Allouche Celebration to Devastation On April 15, at 2:50 pm, the Boston Marathon came to an abrupt end. Two explosions ripped through the finish line, killing ...
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Why I Want To Run In This Marathon

Jacqueline Balassiano I was recently in Back to Nature, a community restaurant, when I heard a group of kids talking. The conversation went something like this, “hey, I’m running ...
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The Spiritual Hurricane

In loving memory of David Levy By: Norman D. Levy The catastrophe of Hurricane Sandy paralyzed most of the East Coast. The effects of this calamity will be felt ...
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The Attitude of Graditide

Norman D. Levy The perfection of nature, constructed by G-d, is tailor made for the existence of humans and all species of the universe. Birds are well known nest ...
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Casino Gambling in Coney Island

With the discussion of building a casino in Coney Island, the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared” comes to mind. Mention casino gambling and most people see dollar signs. There ...
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The Power Of Conventions

The Power Of Conventions Diane Paige I spent the last few weeks (as many of us did) watching the Democratic and Republican conventions. I call it “the Best Show ...
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Kids Are Always Listening

Kids Are Always Listening Michoel Ambush It started as a joke. I was on the way out the door to work one day when my wife told me to ...
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The First Holocaust Museum in Brooklyn

The Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center will be Brooklyns first Holocaust museum, as well as the first Holocaust museum in the world to focus exclusively on Orthodox Jews. The ...
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Loves Changing Faces

Behold you are sanctified to me with the silver of this coin To have and to hold until death do us part I will love you til the end ...
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The Ashkenazification of the Sephardim

By Daniel J. Elazar Daniel Judah Elazar was a professor of political science at Bar-Ilan University (Israel) and Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the founder and president of the ...