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yom kippur

Ani l’doni v’dodi li – I am to my Beloved and my Beloved is to me. (Song of Songs 3:3) The Hebrew letters at the start of these four words form the word Elul, the name of the month preceding Rosh Hashana. With the “beloveds” at the center of Song […]
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A friend did a great kindness for my family and me, so I went to buy her flowers. White hydrangeas, pale yellow roses and bright yellow spray roses adorned my cart at Trader Joe’s as I proceeded to do my weekly shop.  Somewhere along the way, I jarred the flowers […]
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This class was originally given to the members of Makom, a branch of Jew in the City which helps disenfranchised charedi Jews find their place in Orthodoxy. Fayga Leah Landau is a beloved Satmar Chasidic teacher mentor who has spoken for Makom on numerous occasions. The post Fayga Leah Landau […]
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Years ago, I had just arrived at seminary in Israel and soon after, learned that a friend who was key to inspiring my journey had misrepresented themselves to me. I was confused, upset and didn’t know how to continue having a spiritual experience when I had been so let down. […]
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Years ago, I had just arrived at seminary in Israel and soon after, learned that a friend who was key to inspiring my journey had misrepresented themselves to me. I was confused, upset and didn’t know how to continue having a spiritual experience when I had been so let down. […]
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Years ago, I had just arrived at seminary in Israel and soon after I learned that a friend who was key to inspiring my journey had misrepresented herself to me. I was confused, upset and didn’t know how to continue having a spiritual experience when I had been so let […]
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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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Haredim in Tech: 50 Shades of Black A student who has been described as “off the charts bright” graduates from one of Israel’s major academic institutions specializing in hi-tech. After graduation, as a part of a highly selective training, they reach the final round of a national cyber security contest […]
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As Israel’s Olympic skeleton athlete and current head of development for the Israeli bobsled and skeleton team, I often explain that Skeleton is perhaps the most dangerous of Olympic sports. If you have lived a life without any fear and want to go experience a taste, you need only go […]
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24 Hours Offline Every Week Has Made a World of Difference for My Health, Sanity, and Happiness Setting aside time to disconnect from technology and reconnect with people can reap extraordinary benefits — not the least of which is renewed focus on your business. In fact, you’ll know you’ve got […]
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