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Will Smith’s Oscars Slap: What If Hollywood Had Jewish Values?

There’s war, there’s inflation, there’s a pandemic that won’t quite quit, but the news of the day is Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars last night for making fun of Smith’s wife’s baldness due to her alopecia. Lots of people are sounding off today, mostly on the side of “violence is never the […]

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How I Got Out Of Russia During The Ukraine War

For the past three and a half years, I’ve lived in Moscow, Russia. It’s been a journey filled with ups and downs and adventure and challenge alike. Little did I know, it would turn into a home that I would need to abruptly depart from while nine months pregnant during a war. Let’s backtrack for […]

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Why You Should Banish “New Year, New Me” From Your Vocabulary

It’s January, so “New year, new me,” is something you’re probably hearing a lot of pretty much everywhere. Whether it’s taking over your social feeds, circulating around office Slack chats or just among friends and family, it can get irritating to hear about resolution after resolution that most people tend to just break. So, let’s change the conversation. The […]

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Evil Must Be Removed Before Good Can Be Done, According To Judaism

Turn away from evil, do good, seek peace and pursue it. ס֣וּר מֵ֭רָע וַעֲשֵׂה־ט֑וֹב בַּקֵּ֖שׁ שָׁל֣וֹם וְרָדְפֵֽהוּ׃ I always understood the verse from Psalms in a simple way: remove yourself from bad behaviors, busy yourself with good ones, seek peace, and pursue it. It seems pretty straight forward. Recently, under the guise of our Tikun […]

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