A Matter of Modesty

Anyone who has ever been to the ultra Orthodox section of Jerusalem known as, Meah Shearim, has seen signs posted in the entrance reminding people of the importance of dressing modestly when entering the Hasidic neighborhood. These Jews, known as Haredim, have perverted and distorted the observance and custom of modest dress, especially when they …

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Violence in Arizona

January 15, 2011   There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are inclined to say, “things happen for a reason,”and those who believe that various occurrences are random, and have no rhyme or reason.   Regardless of which approach you take, or which camp you are in, even if you subscribe …

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You Don’t Have to be Orthodox

I am not an Orthodox Jew.   Yet this does not prevent me from living a fully committed Jewish life.   I observe Shabbat by having a traditional Friday night meal every Friday evening. We light the candles, chant the Kiddush, say motzi over two covered hallot, and sing Shalom Aleichem prior to a beautiful …

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