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Mekudeshet Festival in Jerusalem Draws Huge Crowd

The Festival hosted a house of prayer for all believers: ‘We proved the Holy City can be a global home for a new voice of tolerance, inclusivity and collaboration,’ say organizers.

Jerusalem—An unprecedented experimental festival, which ended today, in Jerusalem, harnessed the Holy City’s timeless energy to inspire artists and

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Noam Gershony, IDF Hero and Paralympic Gold Medalist, Raises Funds for FIDF

Noam Gershony, like most Israeli young women and men, served in the Israel Defense Forces. He was a helicopter pilot. At the age of 23, during the second Lebanon War in 2006, his Apache helicopter crashed with a second Apache during a border area maneuver. Doctors did not expect him to live: the co-pilot did not survive.

In

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A New Year, a New Internet Provider?

Throughout the years, I have connected to the internet everything from dial-up DSL to satellite data connections. I fondly remember I was the talk of my apartment building in Brooklyn because my company was paying for DSL. That was a big deal because you did not need multiple phone lines. The wealthier people had dedicated internet lines that were

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The Silver Lining of Show Business

Show business is an extremely difficult thing to go into and not the easiest way to live. Believe it or not, even folks who have been very successful and made a lot of money often get down on themselves. There’s a constant struggle to stay relevant and prove yourself, to yourself and others. I’ve even heard colleagues of mine, after bumping into someone

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Four Fun Books by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie lived in an apartment with his mom, dad and grandparents. His family was very poor and they could barely put together enough money to afford food. One day, however, there was news of a competition in which five golden tickets would be put inside of five different Willy

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Planning for the Future

None of us, unless we are navi’im(prophets), have a clue what the future holds in store. We plan, we look forward and we go on with our everyday lives never really believing that something major will occur that might change our plans or impact our lives severely.

During the days when Nina was a travel agent in Montreal she remembers when

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Shabbos Party Box—Your Kids Will Love Shabbos

There’s something exciting about seeing a package at your door. Adults just love it, but the truth is kids love it even more. Especially if it’s something special coming for Shabbos, kids will be bouncing at the door waiting for it to arrive.

A unique, never-done-before kids product just entered the Jewish world this week, and the buzz is spanning the

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Sweetness All Through the Yomim Noraim

Delicious and Easy Honey Cookies

(makes a ton)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

6 eggs

1 ½ cups sugar

1 cup honey

1 cup oil

6 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon allspice (I omit)

In a large bowl, combine first four ingredients. Sift in flour.

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Yad Leah Is Proof That Miracles Can Happen

Two young women, childhood friends living thousands of miles from each other, innocently had an idea that neither realized would one day create an organization that would joyfully clothe thousands of families in Israel. In 2003, Karen (Milch) Thaler, who grew up in Teaneck, was visiting her parents. Her

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On My Secular Campus, Appreciating the Gift of Rosh Hashanah

Many Americans, I’m told, have two chances per year to start fresh—once with the calendar, on January 1, and once with school, when that begins in the fall. Like for many others, both times have given me the opportunity to examine how my life has been going and decide on any changes I wish to make going forward.

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All the Lonely People on Social Media

As a new Jewish year begins, we must take the opportunity to look for ways to improve our behavior. We are the generation that has seen the rise of the internet and social media, and we are still experimenting with these new tools, learning what works and what doesn’t. I am a fan and avid user of social media but believe that we

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Bava Kamma 116

May these words of Torah serve as a merit le’iluy nishmat Menachem Mendel ben Harav Yoel David Balk, a”h.

 

This week we learned Bava Kamma 116. Here are some highlights.

Damaging an insured

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