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Coming Out Better

As a three-year-old child of Holocaust survivors, I would often be awakened in the middle of the night by the terrifying screams of one of my parents. Of course, I was…

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Simchah Is a Cure

There is vast literature pointing out the effects of one’s mood on illness and recovery. Norman Cousins’ book, Anatomy of an Illness, describes how he laughed his way out of…

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For Country and for Kashrus

Uncovered Documents Show the Spiritual Heroism of a Jewish Patriot in the American Revolution Struggles to uphold Jewish practices and incidents of harassment tinged with anti-Semitism are no stranger to…

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Questions About a New Normal

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to take a toll on nearly all aspects of daily life and new health concerns arise, Hamodia spoke with Dr. Naor Bar-Zeev, a pediatric infectious…

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The Sky Isn’t Falling: Part 3

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting shutdown has thrown the U.S. economy into turmoil and led to record numbers of unemployed. In this new column, Hamodia will speak each week with…

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Create Memories

A Discussion With Harav Yaakov Bender, Shlita – Rosh Yeshiva of Darchei Torah, Far Rockaway, New York As the Rosh Yeshivah of one of the largest mosdos in the New York…

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Mikveh Yisrael Hashem: Our One and Only Hope

A trauma is when you are overwhelmed by something you’ve never faced before. A catastrophic trauma is when it does not stop, and you don’t know what to expect next.…

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Land This Craft

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions. There is no history on which to fall back upon, nor any traditions to follow. While this does not make it easy to decide…

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The Sky Isn’t Falling: Part 2

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting shutdown has thrown the U.S. economy into turmoil and led to record numbers of unemployed. In this new column, Hamodia will speak each week with…

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Is It Enough?

A Closer Look at the Voronavirus Stimulus Package “Will $2 trillion be enough?” would have sounded like the opening line of a joke earlier this year, but that is hardly…

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The Sky Isn’t Falling

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting shutdown has thrown the U.S. economy into turmoil and led to record numbers of unemployed. In this new column, Hamodia will speak each week with…

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Looking for Light At the End of the Tunnel

What now? More questions than answers After more than a month of the national lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19, plans for how the United States can move…

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Therapy Reevaluated

For therapists servicing children, news that schools were closing —  first public and then private — meant that they had no access to their clients. But what about the therapists…

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Back to Basics: How to Live in Galus

This roundtable on introspection in view of the current rise in anti-Semitism was planned well before the current coronavirus crisis, and took place prior to the issuing of social-distancing guidelines.…

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The Pesach Plan

Today’s my lucky day. I get to be both interviewer and interviewee. I’ve been waiting for the day that I qualify, and today it’s here. Because finally, we’re doing a…

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Coming Home From Eretz Yisrael

As the worldwide crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded over the past few weeks, airlines began to ground their planes, and countries began to close their borders. Many of those…

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