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The significance of the arava

Divrei Chaim: aravah: no scent, no taste, but so very significan...: "According to Midrash, the four minim used on Sukkos symbolize four different types of Jews. The delicious tasting and fragrant esrog repres..."

also see of related interest: http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/the-white-dress-and-yom-kippur-part-2, though you may want to start with http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/the-white-dress-and-yom-kippur-part-1
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Divrei Chaim: Sarah and Sukkos

Divrei Chaim: Sarah and Sukkos: "Many associate Sukkos with Ya’akov Avinu, as the first mention of sukkos in the Torah is Ya’akov’s construction of sukkos for his flocks aft..."

Visit my site www.kallahmagazine.com -- not just for kallahs. You can also see posts at http://www.examiner.com/x-18522-NY-Jewish-Bridal-Examiner

Divrei Chaim: Sarah's laughter and tshuvah

Divrei Chaim: Sarah's laughter and tshuvah: "We are all familiar with the story in Parshas vaYeira of Sarah’s laughter in response to the promise given to her by an angel visiting her h..."


I wrote up a piece on Teshuva Miavaha for the fall issue of Kallah Magazine at http://issuu.com/ariellabrown/docs/fall10
It can also be read in 2 parts at NY Jewish Bridal Examiner, beginning with http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/transfigured-by-love-rosh-hashana-lessons-for-life-part-1

Torah and Critical Thinking: Important for All

In response to some of the comments that appeared on the post,
Orthonomics: Critical Thinking: Important for All
I would like to clarify an issue -- actually 2 issues -- with what Hakethav Vehakbala said about women's obligation to attend Hakel (Vayelech 31: 12)  You are probably familiar with the gloss on the verse given by Rashi (which is from the drasha of R' Elazar ben Azrya quoted in Chagiga 3a) that the men come to learn, while the women come to hear, and the children come to provide merit for those who bring them.  On this last point,  Hakethav Vehakbala makes a beautiful observation.  He says that the children in question would be the very young ones, for it they are already at the age of learning, they would obligated to be brought in order to learn.  So these would be the babes in arms -- to young to learn and also too young to be left home without their parents.  He explains, the mothers would anyway take these babies along, who may have not yet even been weaned.  Ev…

It’s your call -- prayers and the High Holidays - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

It’s your call -- prayers and the High Holidays - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

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A band aid that ignores the real problem

Anyone else get the point that the solution is far from satisfactory?  If you're relying on internet barriers to police your husband, then your marriage is a rather sorry state that will not at all be improved by the wife's conditions on the computer.  Furthermore, if he is, in fact, addicted to this sort of stuff, he'll find a way to get it.  Internet access on his home computer is not the only source.  So I find this solution to be about the equivalent of telling your local liquor store not to sell anything to your alcoholic husband without letting you know what it is. The crafty alcoholic knows far more bars and liquor stores than you do.
The following was posted on a number of Yahoo groups:

A friend of mine sent me this heart chilling letter that moved me to change my house and may change yours too.

"As you know, my husband is hard working and dedicated father. He is great with the teenage kids and younger ones all alike. He constantly runs to shul to learn catch a…

Secrets unveiled and more

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What's love got to do with teshuva? What's up with veils, and are they part of a Jewish wedding? What is key to looking your best at your wedding? What can you do with extra challah dough? Find all this out in the fall issue of Kallah Magazine at http://issuu.com/ariellabrown/docs/fall10



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Starting off sweet

Rosh Hashana is the first of the 10 Days of Repentance, which culminate with Yom Kippur.  During those days, it is customary to take on extrachumros [stringencies]. People take on practices that are beyond the strict letter of the law even if they do not keep up such practices during the rest of the year.   It is not a matter of pretense.    See more about it at http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/a-sweet-start-to-the-new-year
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Transfigured by love: Rosh Hashana lessons for life (part 1) - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

Transfigured by love: Rosh Hashana lessons for life (part 1) - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com and part 2

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The fall 2010 issue is out, in time for Rosh Hashana!

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Though the Yomim Tovim come out very early this year, the fall issue of Kallah Magazine has been out in time for Rosh Hashana since the first issue came out in 2005.  We now enter our sixth year with this fabulous issue at http://issuu.com/ariellabrown/docs/fall10

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Elul is not about forgetting

We remember: Rosh Hashana - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

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