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  • Social Responsibility

    IN THE END, YOU suffer alone. That was one of the last Facebook postings of a young mother of six children who took her life this last Shabbos. Her marriage had failed and ended in divorce. After suffering for years, she shot herself while in her parents’ home, with five of her children in the […]

  • A Shabbos Bris

    BS”D Volume 31, No. 26 3 Iyar 5777 April 29, 2017 We read in our parashah, “On the eighth day, the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” The Gemara (Sanhedrin 59b) says that, though this mitzvah was taught earlier in the Torah, it is repeated here to emphasize, “On the eighth day”–even when it […]

  • Tattletaling

    Once upon a time Yehudit and Leah were walking home after a hard day at school. For weeks, their class had been trying to behave perfectly, because they were promised a Rosh Chodesh party by their teacher if everyone’s behavior was good. But, on this day, some of the bags of treats set aside for […]

  • Chapter 20 – THE SABBATH PRAYERS

    In the Friday afternoon service, TACHANUN is not recited (267:1). In the evening service, the wording of the second blessing after SHEMA is modified; see 267:3. In the AMIDAH (beginning and ending with the same three blessings as SHEMONEH ESREH, plus a single middle blessing), the middle blessing begins with the passage “The heavens and […]

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