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SEPHARDIC CORNER Should a Father Wear Tefillin at the Brit Milah of His Son It depends if he is Sephardic or Ashkenazic. By Rabbi Haim Jachter The Shach Y.D. 26524 and Magen Avraham 2528, two major A

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TORAH INSPIRATION The Value of Art in Judaism By Rabbi Dr. Avi Kuperberg Who is the greatest artist of them all The Gemara in Megillah 14a as well as in Brachot 10a informs us that the greatest artis

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FEATURES The First of Nisan, the Forgotten Jewish New Year By Joel S. Davidi Weisberger Part I It is late March and the weather is still cold. The sounds of Arabic music and exuberant conversation em

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TORAH FROM ERETZ YISROEL Geula and Geography By Rabbi Moshe Taragin Each of the five volumes of Torah Shebichtav carries a nickname that captures its core theme. Fittingly, the nickname for Sefer She


CHINUCH REFLECTIONS Hebrew Language in Our Schools By Rabbi Daniel Alter Traveling to Israel in the hope of visiting a vibrant, spiritual, modern country has been mostly a 2000yearold dream for my an

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OPTION Z Purim to Pesach Coming to Terms With the Passage of Time By Rachel Zamist In the weeks leading up to Purim, there is never enough time. As some of my readers might already know, I run a smal

PARENTING Children Not Listening Means Im Not Listening By Pinney Wolman The Garden of Emuna by Rabbi Shalom Arush teaches me that nothing in my life happens by chance. Everything that is going on, g

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LEGAL MATTERS The Masks of Adar By Stephen Loeb Lets start with two givens Americans who see the value in gun ownership are not going to give up their guns. Period. Additionally, Americans who believ

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CHESED NEWS FROM ISRAEL Next Year, Join Us for Purim in Paterson East 27th Street. The minyan has been kept alive by several dedicated gabbaim over the With the full knowledge that none of years, in

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OY VEY Justified Jeering By Jon Kranz On Purim, Jews jeer the villainous Haman, who is vociferously booed until the booers are blue in the face. Of course, the booing is reserved for Haman only so if

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SCHMUTTER Out to Lunch By Mordechai Schmutter We live in a society that is obsessed with eating. And that extends to criminals too. Youd think criminals would be obsessed with

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SCHOOLS Children Learn Through Play at Gan Yaldenu By Bracha Schwartz Etti Benvenisti began Gan Yaldenu in her home when her son was born and she couldnt find good daycare. Now she has two locations.

Purim Is Awesome Yavneh Academy at Moriah Enjoys Shushan Purim Friday was anything but a normal day at school. Students and faculty at Moriah dressed up for a full day of Purim celebrations The theme

Purim at RYNJ Is a Blast TABC Just Loves Purim Purim rocked at TABC Talmidim and their families came in costume on Purim night to hear their fellow talmidim read the megillah and then to enjoy a bre

Students Lead Shushan Purim Festivities at JKHA Shushan Purim at JKHA was jampacked with activity. Nursery 3 through fifth grades were treated to a carnival run entirely by the sixth through eighth gr

Its All Fun and Games at the RPRY Shushan Purim Carnival BPY Fifth Grade Presents Megillat Esther Program Ben Porat Yosef fifth grade students and parents enjoyed a moving megillah program, prepared

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SCHOOLS Maayanot Launches New Matmidot Program Maayanot continues to introduce new ways of inspiring their students with challenging and creative opportunities to learn Torah outside the classroom. T

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