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I Just Called to Say I Love You: Why Orthodox Jews Pray Every Day

One afternoon, about six years ago, when I called my husband at work, his secretary informed me that he hadn’t arrived that day. My heart pounded as my fingers instinctively dialed the numbers to his cell phone. When it went straight to voicemail, I was certain my worst nightmare had come true. An hour, and many morbid thoughts later, my husband called me like nothing […]

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I’m Sorry, So Sorry: Why We’re Commanded To Fear God

I am really good at apologizing to people I barely know and even better at apologizing to total strangers. I really am. Like if I bump into someone in a store or if my kid says something rude to a passerby, I’m all over it. With business relationships, likewise, if there is ever a misunderstanding or a difference in […]

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Who Will Bury the Last People?

My four year old daughter asked my husband a pretty smart question yesterday (if I do say so myself). They were learning the weekly Torah portion from a children’s book and had skipped ahead to the parsha where Jacob is being carried out of Egypt by his sons to be buried in Israel. There was […]

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Judaism Enchanted: Why Bad Things Happen To Good People

Like hundreds of thousands of Americans, I flocked (and mind you I normally pride myself on not flocking, but I had free babysitters available and was in the mood for something light) to see Disney’s Enchanted over Thanksgiving weekend. If you’re not one of the people who has helped this movie gross over $50.5 million […]

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