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RESPONSA The Complexity of Womens Roles in Orthodoxy A Response From Within the RCA By Rabbi Shmuel Goldin Editors Note Rabbi Goldin is responding to a piece called An Orthodoxy of Its Own, by Baruch

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WORLDISRAEL NEWS Dafna Meir Hyd A Legacy of Giving Back On Sunday, January 17, Dafna Meir, 38, was stabbed to death in front of her teenage daughter inside their home in Otniel, Israel. Dafna was a d

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COMMUNITY NEWS Annual SINAI Schools Dinner to Be Held February 28 By JLNJ Staff SINAI Schools will hold its annual benefit dinner on Sunday, February 28, at the Marriott Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Spending Winter Break Helping Others By JNLJ Staff While his friends and classmates posted pictures from beaches and ski slopes around the globe, Jeremy Finkelstein, a sixth grader at

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TEENS PERSPECTIVE On the Egalitarian Space at the Kotel By Oren Oppenheim The Jewish world has recently exploded with the news that the Israeli government has decided to add an egalitarian prayer spa

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MENTAL HEALTH Sticks and Stones May Hurt Me By Temimah Zucker, LMSW In past articles Ive written about the need for sensitivity when speaking to those suffering or in recovery from an eating disorder

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LEARNING A Golden Ticket to the Center for Kehillah Development In 1964, British author Roald Dahl published Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The book described how Mr. Willy Wonka, owner of the Wo

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