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Take a Pill, Fix Your Marriage?

August 30, 2015
Romance

Advance warning: this post is about sex and relationships. If that’s not a topic you’re interested in, you might want to skip this one. But just as the rabbis of the Talmud were frank in discussing sexual matters, I think that attitude is still appropriate today… Last week the FDA approved a new drug,...
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Geese, ganders and administrative detention

August 30, 2015
Jail cell

First published on The Jerusalem Post on August 20, 2015. by Rabbi Barry Leff. There’s a saying in English: “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” Which explains my initial positive response to the news that three Jewish extremists suspected of being involved in terrorist activities were being held under administrative detention. According...
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Rosh Chodesh Elul — Spiritual Accounting

August 16, 2015
Elul

Today is Rosh Chodesh Elul, the first day of the Hebrew month of Elul.  Which means Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and Day of Judgment, is exactly one month away. We start blowing the shofar at morning services — our “spiritual wake-up call,” urging us to wake up, pay attention, reflect. Rabbi Alan...
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