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Guest Musing: A Word from Our President

This seems a good time to bring this Musing back. This Musing may not be what you expect. Abraham Lincoln is my guest, but I am not reprinting his proclamation setting the precedent for a national observance of Thanksgiving. That proclamation is well worth reading, with its call, “…to set apart and observe the last […]

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I can’t seem to break away from bad ways.

Dear Rabbi and Susan, Please, what can someone do to break away stubborn yokes of many years, that has defied fasting and prayers? Kamaldeen R. Dear Kamaldeen, First of all, accept our admiration for being the rare person who evaluates himself morally and works upon himself for improvement in the eyes of our Heavenly judge. 

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