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The great violinist Itzhak Perlman contracted polio at the age of four, and for his entire life he had to wear metal braces and use crutches to walk. One time, the great violinist came out on stage, and as he was tuning his violin, one of the strings snapped. Instead […]
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An Improbable Relic of Auschwitz: a Shofar That Defied the Nazis The daughter of a Holocaust survivor has brought forward a ram’s horn trumpet and her father’s account of the power of belief amid death. He described for his family how, despite the danger, this shofar, or ceremonial ram’s horn, […]
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Zev Fisher: Young, Hasidic, and Entrepreneur Zev Fisher is different than any other young, single guy living in the Hasidic community in Montreal. Sure, like all his friends his age he likes to have a good time and hang out. But unlike his friends, this 21-year-old man has a business […]
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Facebook Founder Shares Photos of Family Shabbat Evening Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shared photos Friday on the social media site of Shabbat evening in his home, including one of a cup that has been in his family for nearly a century. “For Shabbat tonight, we gave Max a kiddush cup […]
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Bergen Teens Trade Labor Day Plans For Flight to Houston to Help Rebuild After Harvey A group of teen volunteers, including seven from North Jersey, have dropped their Labor Day plans to board a Houston-bound flight and help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The teens, ranging from 15 to 17 years […]
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It was 1988. My mother had passed away and it was a rough year for me. I decided to make a modest donation to the Chabad calendar in her honor in the summer, soon before it was published. The Chabad Rabbi had called me and made a suggestion to me: […]
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