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Impure Intentions
Impure Intentions

Attempts to present Jewish religious practices as cruel, harmful or downright evil, alas, are nothing new. Jewish ritual slaughter, circumcision and Shabbat have all, at one time or another, been publicly assailed.

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Uncovering the Oneness
Uncovering the Oneness

Everybody loves a wedding. The love, the excitement, the heartfelt anticipation of a deep and lasting bond. When we speak about the beauty of marriage, we speak of deep commitment and selfless, unconditional love. But what does that really mean?

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Monster Dreams
Monster Dreams

"Mommy, Mommy!" Sobbing loudly, Naomi ran into my bedroom in the middle of the night, for the fourth time that week. A recurring nightmare kept waking her from her sleep.

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Bridges
Bridges

I can understand why someone would want to be a rock. Or, for that matter, an island. After all, a rock feels no pain and an island never cries. The thick psychological walls, the hearing-without-listening and speaking-without-communicating, seem to be helpful coping skills.

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Bris Milah - Circumcision
Bris Milah - Circumcision

A Jew is commanded to circumcise his son on the eighth day after his birth, when his faculty of reason is not yet developed. This aspect signifies that a Jew is bound and committed to G-d at the earliest opportunity, in an absolute and all comprehensive way that transcends his reason and perception.

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The Wedding Day
The Wedding Day

The Jewish home is considered a replica of the Beit Hamikdosh, the Holy Temple which stood in Jerusalem, and which, G-d willing, will quickly be rebuilt with the coming of Moshiach. Every aspect of the Temple was holy, for the spirit of Hashem, G-d, was manifest there.

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Oprah Tours Mikvah
Oprah Tours Mikvah

Oprah Winfrey takes a tour of a beautiful mikvah in Brooklyn Heights, NY. Join her as she explores the discreet and often misunderstood world of mikvah.

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The Jewish Woman A Force for Unity
The Jewish Woman A Force for Unity

This story teaches and inspires all Jews and Rebbe's emisaries in particular to be able to work together in true unity with all Jews and all human beings who have something positive to contribute towards reaching the complete and final redemption.

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Thoughts on Mikvah From the Deep
Thoughts on Mikvah From the Deep

In this session, Mrs. Slonim addresses the many misconceptions that shroud the laws of mikvah and family relations, and in a frank manner discusses how this system affects marriage and intimacy.

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