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Today, every company tries to tell “stories”. There’s a cliché that it’s important for marketing. I agree that it is, but not every story works. For the story to … more
What happens in the middle of the winter? It is not the beginning of anything, so why mark it? There are very interesting correlations between the day cycle and the year cycle. The day has a cycle … more
Dr. David J. Lieberman is a respected psychologist living in Lakewood, NJ. I’ve known him for a few years through his lectures and books and I’ve quoted him here in the past. He writes … more
Reb Mendel Futerfas was a very wise and pious person who lived a few decades ago (Reb means Rabbi in a less formal expression). Reb Mendel was once with a group of students and he asked them, … more
As a continuation of last installment on the topic of Shabbos, I want to share the standard schedule of an Orthodox Jew on Shabbos. The first thing on Shabbos is to have everything ready before … more
It’s been a long time since I wrote about Shabbos. Shabbos or Shabbat, which is every Saturday, is the weekly day of rest in Judaism. Shabbos is central in Judaism and is the fourth of the Ten … more
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the little Jewish girl, Alta Fixler from Manchester, England, who was threatened to be removed from life support against the will of her parents. It is sad to write … more
I heard the following story from Charlie Harari. Charlie is a businessman. He qualifies to be a Rabbi, but he insists on being called Charlie without Rabbi… Google him; he puts out a lot of … more
Cantor Tzudik Greenwald makes his way every year from Israel to the Great Synagogue of Frankfurt to be the cantor during Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the day of atonement in Judaism and is one of its … more
One day, the student of the Ba’al Shem Tov, the founder of the Chasidic Movement, encountered a water carrier huffing and puffing with a few heavy pails of water. The carrier was very depressed … more
There’s a commotion happening in the Jewish Community in the last few months. The story is about the Fixler family in the U.K. who gave birth to a baby girl two years ago. The girl, Alta, was … more
I heard the following fascinating story. A couple who lived in the now-collapsed Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, experienced a fire four years ago in their apartment at night. They woke … more
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