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Dear Rabbi Fried, With all the attention given by the media recently to the Arab mode of dress, I was wondering why Orthodox Jewish women aren’t dressed similar to Arab…

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Preparation for Elul Last week I mentioned that the month of Elul will soon be upon us. I also mentioned that Elul, for me personally, means preparation. Another reader was…

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Nishmat Am celebrates six years in Plano Mazel tov to Congregation Nishmat Am as it gets set to mark its sixth anniversary. Thanks to Stanley Siegel, Nishmat Am executive director…

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Rabbi Fried, One of our most beloved ideals is the value we place on human life. What do we do when we have to choose between two innocent lives? Let…

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Greenhill students spearhead Berry fundraiser B’nai mitzvah students who are a part of the Greenhill Class of 2017, have put together a fundraiser this Sunday, Aug. 21 from 9:30 to…

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It’s never to soon to start thinking about Elul Much of what’s been written during this past month has been about the month of Av, and appropriately so. Tisha b’Av…

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Dear Rabbi Fried, Why do the Jewish people have such a large number of mitzvot? I recently learned in religious school that the gentiles only have seven mitzvot, while the…

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