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Children Plant Olive Trees For Windsor Tu B’Shevat Celebration

By Ron Stang, Special to the Jewish News Photography by Ron Stang Dozens of children and their parents turned out on a bitterly cold day at a suburban Windsor nursery to celebrate Tu B’Shevat. The event featured talks and workshops on planting olive trees, animal rescue and making bird feeders out of bagels. There was also…

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Internet Background with Binary Code and Vitruvian Man - represents Parshat Shoftim and the Torah's prohibition against mutilating the body for a healthy body and soul.

Weekly Torah Portion – The Body Is Sacred

Parshat Shoftim: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9; Isaiah 51:12-52:12 This week’s Torah portion introduces the prohibition against mutilating or harming one’s body as a sign of mourning. Our rabbis explain that we may not mutilate our bodies because they are, in fact, not ours. They are God’s body and God’s soul, which He placed within specially designed physical…

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What Israel Has Taught Me About Stress

Israel just may be one of the most stressful places to live. Many of us don’t feel that way when we’re going about our daily lives — it will only occur to us when we are leaving or re-entering the country. When I pay my yearly visit to Michigan, a long-forgotten sense of calm and…

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