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Pre-Passover Blood Libels In New York Times And New York Post

This week, not one but two viciously anti-semitic articles were written in two major New York based news outlets. I heard about the New York Times article first, from Newsweek deputy opinion editor, Batya Ungar-Sargon. Her tweet summed up the article perfectly: Who needs the Daily Stormer when you’ve got the New York Times? An […]

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Do Jews Who Leave Observance Primarily Do So Out Of Lack Of Belief?

As traditional media will tell you again and again, religious Jews who leave observance primarily do so because they are shrewder and more clever than their co-religionists. The community is mostly made up of patsies who can’t see past the theological garbage they’ve been indoctrinated by. But those of exceptional intelligence are able to free […]

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God’s Presence is Closer Than You Thought

Note: This article was originally published in 2010. With four kids, ages seven and under, my husband and I have been exhausted for basically seven years straight. We’ve found that the best way to manage our sleep deprivation is by taking shifts and fortunately, the division of labor comes naturally in our house. When darkness […]

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From The Straits Of Corona, I Called Out To God

Hallel is a section of the Seder with lots of effusive language towards God. One section “min hametzar karasi kah” (from the straits I called out to God) is especially relevant in these challenging times. If you found this content meaningful and want to help further our mission through our Keter, Makom, and Tikun branches, […]

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Holocaust Education Isn’t Working, But This Can

Two-thirds of the world either doesn’t know that the Holocaust happened—or they deny that it did. The Jewish community has invested tremendous resources to spread awareness and education about the Holocaust, in order to prevent another one, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Additionally, 41% of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz is and 56% of Austrians don’t […]

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A Pittsburgh Rebbetzin Reflects On Tree of Life Tragedy

This Shabbos morning began like any other. My husband gave the littlest kids their breakfast so that I could get a few extra minutes of sleep. After he left for shul, I got myself and the kids dressed, and we headed next door to our shul, PZ. The only excitement was that my oldest son […]

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