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The 10 Minute Seder

If You Have To Rush Through The Seder — Use This Free Haggadah! Here is the dilemma. You want to do a proper Seder, but due to the pandemic, some tired kids, or for whatever reason, you need to get the Seder done with efficiently. It’s not ideal – but it happens. The problem is […]

Using Money for Kaparot

Kaparot is an ancient ritual we do in preparation for Yom Kippur. Kaparot can be done any time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We ask God that if we were destined to be the recipients of harsh decrees in the New Year, may they be transferred to the money used in the ceremony which […]

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Don’t Look the Other Way When Depression Hits

Refections on the recent suicides of Kate Spade, Avicci, and Anthony Bourdain and how we must act when depression hits The world was shocked and saddened by the suicide of Kate Spade, a mega-designer, at age of 55 after a long battle with depression. According to her husband, Spade was “actively seeking help for depression and […]