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KOLOT – My First Swastika

October 8th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs It was supposed to be just a pleasant walk through the woods by the picturesque River Trave in Bad Segeberg. The moss at river’s bottom gave the water a green hue I had ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Yom Kippur

October 1st, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin The climax of Yom Kippur is its closing Ne’ilah prayer when the sun is beginning to set and when we are nearing our last chance for the opportunity to receive God’s loving forgiveness ... Read More


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Sukkah consciousness: living with vulnerability

October 1st, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Noam Zion/JNS.org The sukkah, even in the Torah, seems to straddle two different ecosystems: the desert and the settled agricultural land. Both are alien to our contemporary urban and suburban lives, but they still offer ... Read More


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KOLOT – Finding Meaning in Family

October 1st, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Raz Newman Meaning. We all try to find it. It’s tricky, because meaning tends to hide itself in the most bizarre places sometimes. Especially during the holidays. Wake up in the morning. Go to services. ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Rosh Hashana

September 24th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin What is the essence of our faith, the purpose for which the Jewish people have been placed in the world? The answer is to be found within the central prayer of our Rosh ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Nitzavim-Vayelech

September 17th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Whenever I prepare a speech lately, or sit down to write a column such as this, I can’t help but think about a particular set of political principles. The principles I ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Tavo

September 10th, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Now that I am becoming a bit older myself, I find that my attitude has become negative and critical of the contemporary world around me. It is at such moments that ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Ki Tetze

September 3rd, 2014 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “When a man takes a woman and has relations with her…” (Deut. 24:1) As a very young Rabbi I had the privilege of visiting one of the most revered halakhic scholars; Rav Henkin, ... Read More


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