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Sarah Pachter It was one of those days: I was outnumbered by my kids by three to one. Not that the ratio ever changes; it is just that some days it is more noticeable than others. While everything that could have gone wrong did, I…

Torah Musings: The Meeting that was Meant to Be

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Dear Readers, Freedom of choice: Is it a blessing? A curse? Both? We live in the time of plenty. Never was there as much material abundance or ease as there is today. We can book plane tickets from our phone. With the click of a…

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Practical Parenting

Dear Dr. T., School’s starting and I am more determined than ever to help my children – Grades 2 through 10 – do the very best they can. But, is that really possible? How can I help my children when they are out of my…

Proactive Parenting: School Success

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Yehudis Litvak Leket Israel, the largest food bank in Israel, utilizes the help of volunteers from abroad to rescue food that would otherwise go to waste and to distribute it among Israel’s poor. The food is collected from farms, hotels, military bases, and catering halls,…

Los Angeles Volunteers Help Feed Israel’s Hungry

Correction

In the previous edition of the Jewish Home this picture was published with the caption “Hungarian Jews being rounded up into cattle cars.” Holocaust survivor Mr. Josef Kreitenberg corrected it as “Hungarian Jews arriving in Auschwitz.” Mr. Kreitenberg, his parents, two brothers and twin sister were…

Correction

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Sarah Pachter One afternoon I was making a bundt cake and, unfortunately, I botched it. Despite the fact that I used PAM for baking, it did not come out of the pan evenly. I was rather annoyed, but I resolved to figure out a way…

Torah Musings: The Other Side of the Cake

Rabbi Pinchas Gruman In Bamidbar 35:32-33, we read, “Do not accept atonement compensation for one who has fled to his refuge city, to allow him to return to live in the land before the death of the kohen [gadol]. Do not flatter the land in…

Jewish Thought: Individual Versus State

Practical Parenting

Dear Dr T., I really don’t like the way my son goes about his business. When he wants something – a favor, a privilege, an item – he doesn’t come straight out and ask for it. Instead, he convinces the other person that it’s for…

Proactive Parenting: Manipulation

Diaries

Beryl Tritel, LMSW Family. Everyone has an opinion about this word. After all, we all come from one, and we hopefully will create a new one, as well. Whether you are part of a close-knit family, or one that likes to keep their distance, there…

Diary of a BT: The Family of My Dreams

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Dear Readers, On the words in this week’s parshah (Devarim 1:17), “… for the judgement is upon the L-rd…” Rashi explains, “Whatever you unjustly take from one, you will oblige Me to return to him. Consequently you have perverted a judgment against me.” In the…

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Edited and translated by Michael Haruni, introduction by Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cordozo Nevarech Press 2016 Reviewed by Rebecca Klempner The new Nehalel beChol adds an unfamiliar twist to the prayer book: photos. Many readers may recall the outstanding Nevarech bentcher; loaded with color photographs…

Book Review: Nehalel beChol

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Yehudis Litvak KosherQuest, the website of the Kosher Information Bureau, has recently released its first app, available for both Android and iOS operating systems. The new app makes it easier for kosher consumers to identify kosher products on the go, right as they are shopping.…

New App Helps Kosher Consumers Shop

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Sarah Pachter My father-in-law flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in order to deliver a medical lecture. He drove with a friend through the city streets, and was shocked by what he saw: People sat on the side of the street, covered in dirt, with tattered clothing…

Torah Musings: Is that a Lamborghini!?!

Practical Parenting

Dear Dr. T., “I need…” “Mom please…” “I want…” “Get me…” That’s about all that I hear from my eleven year old daughter. I wasn’t born yesterday, and I do understand peer pressure. I know that kids have more “stuff” today than we did, but…

Ask Dr. T: Gimme

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Dear Readers, “The word of Bilam son of Be’or… Your tents are so good, O Yaakov! Your dwellings O Israel! He will crouch and lie down (in his land) like a lion, an awesome lion… Those who bless you will be blessed… A star will…

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