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The Relationship Between Pain And Prayer

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A Cold Sukkos

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Out Of Many, One

By Yochanan Gordon “E Pluribus Unum” is a Latin phrase that appears on the dollar bill, which means out of many, one. Yom Kippur, which is within a week away, is...

A Place To Belong

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch It’s always a good time when I get that ominous WhatsApp message from the editor (my pet name for Abba) that goes: “Hi.” Now, if you’re one of...
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