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Can Music be Evil?

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813 –1883) was a German composer, theater director, writer, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works. Initially […]

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No Fast Balls on the Fast Day

Sanford "Sandy" Koufax, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball, was referred to as the "man with the golden arm." He established one record

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A House of Peace

Shalom bayit in its literal sense means "peace in the house" and it is the Jewish concept of domestic harmony and good relations between husband

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What is an Upsherin?

Traditional Jews often wait until a boy's third birthday before cutting his hair. This is called "Upsherin" – a Yiddish word meaning to "cut off." The

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How do you translate the word Chesed?

The Hebrew word “chesed” does not have a precise English equivalent, but is probably closest to loving-kindness. In the Jewish  tradition, chesed is

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Hadassah Medical Center

At a meeting at Temple Emanu-El in New York City on February 24, 1912, Henrietta Szold, together with other Zionist women, proposed to the

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The Ninth of Av

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Customs of Mourning during the Nine Days

In the City of Yerushalayim during the Roman era, there were three very wealthy men. Their names were Nakdimon ben Gurion, Ben Kalba Savua and Ben Tzitzis

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Ethics of Our Fathers with a Twist of Humor

Pirkei Avot  which is translated as Chapters of the Fathers is a compilation of the ethical teachings and maxims of the Rabbis of the Mishnaic period. Pirkei Avot

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Modern Wineries in the Ancient Hills of Israel

"Once again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria. Those who plant them will once again enjoy their fruit". (Jeremiah 31:5) Clearly one

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