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What Does "Vort" Mean?
Nothing is simple in Yiddish, and even the simplest vort takes on the most delightful meanings.
Who Are the Chevra Kadisha?

It is considered a sacred duty and a great kindness to be a part of the Chevra Kadisha, and it is an honor to be included in this group of dedicated volunteers.
Parshah
Beautiful Women on the Battlefield and the Power of ‘No’

Torah doesn’t permit us to have whatever we want just because we want it.
Women
Facing My Decision: Why Stay Religious?

I was sure that my future would not hold the religious beliefs I had grown up with. To me, the rules and guidelines I was forced to keep in school were all that was keeping me religious.
A Mother’s Perspective: Impressions from My Baby’s Hospitalization

Sharing a hospital room provides a glimpse into the life of fellow sufferers, which helps to put the trials and tribulations of life into perspective.
Story
Pray and Play

When a team is made of individuals who care about one another, it is more powerful than the sum of each one's individual performance.
Lifestyle
Art: Woman of Valor

Abraham called [the site of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem] a "mountain"; Isaac called it a "field"; but Jacob called it a "house"
— Talmud, Pesachim 88a
Print Magazine

The Baal Shem Tov taught that each of our lives is comprised of forty-two journeys, corresponding to the forty-two journeys of the Children of Israel in the wilderness.

Some of those journeys have pleasant names. Others don’t sound so nice. Some even appear to backtrack. Yet, in truth, none are inherently bad.

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