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The Human Traffic Sign

By Naftali Silberberg
He was standing at the entrance of the strip mall, his front and back covered by identical, cumbersome cardboard signs.

Thinking or Feeling—Which Is More Important?

By Chana Weisberg
The tree’s greatest benefit is the fruit it produces; man’s greatest hallmark is the fruit of his intellect.

Being Simple

By Shimon Posner
The simple faith of a sophisticated man has more dimensions and a richer texture . . .

Shoftim in a Nutshell

Two mountains, from which blessings and curses are announced.

Elul Observances in a Nutshell

Introspection and stocktaking, mercy and forgiveness, sounding horns and whispered psalms, prayer, charity and repentance . . .

High Heels and High Holidays

By Yisrael Rice
During services today, my three-year-old daughter ran into the shul, parading in my wife’s high-heeled shoes.

With the King in the Field

Translated and adapted by David Rothschild from a discourse by the Lubavitcher Rebbe
When the King enters the field, our consciousness becomes elevated

Not Mediocre

By Daubrusha Liberow
We rarely ever saw her, save for the few times a day when she came outside for a smoke, wearing dirty pajamas and mumbling to herself.

Small Changes, Big Differences

By Sarah Chana Radcliffe
Even when internal and external factors pull on the child’s heartstrings, there are things that a parent can do to increase his or her own power of influence.

I’m Scared of Going to Hell . . .

By Yisroel Cotlar
Will I go there simply because I don’t observe the Shabbat, Jewish holidays or the laws of kosher?

What Is the Jewish Stance on Marijuana?

By Tzvi Freeman
I have strayed far away from the hard drugs I once took, and feel that marijuana is a safe way for me to indulge myself from time to time.

Give Life. Get Life

By Tzvi Freeman
Now, on orders from the Big Boss, Heaven Disincorporated offers you the opportunity to partner in this cosmic venture of giving life.

A Month to Prepare

Throughout the month of Elul, the Jewish people has a collective task: to prepare itself to be inscribed and sealed for a good and sweet year.

Positive Prophecy

By Ruvi New
Being a positive prophet, remaining optimistic in the wake of disaster.

The Child and the Slave

Talmud, Bava Batra 10a
Turnus Rufus asked Rabbi Akiva: “If your G-d loves the poor, why doesn’t He feed them?”

Round Raisin Challah with Sweet Crumb Topping

By Miriam Szokovski
It’s traditional to use round challahs for Rosh Hashanah, to represent the cycle of life. It’s also customary to eat sweet foods at this time, to symbolize our desire for a sweet year ahead, hence the raisins and sweet crumb topping.

With Gratitude

By Naomi Cohen
Even if our mouths were filled with song . . .

Mumbai Celebrates Reopening of Chabad Center

By Dovid Margolin
Surrounded by guests from around the world, local dignitaries, and more than 25 Chabad emissaries in Asia who are in India for a regional conference, Chabad of Mumbai’s headquarters—also known as Nariman House—opened its doors once again today.

As Earthquake Strikes, a Focus on Others

By Menachem Posner
Hours after a 6.0 earthquake tore through Napa Valley—now declared a disaster area by California Gov. Jerry Brown—Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum says he is thankful to G‑d that the many people he contacted are alive.

Exceptional Anniversary Gift: 450 Kids Enjoy Tel Aviv’s Luna Park

By Faygie Levy
A New Yorker gives her husband something unreturnable—a day out for widows and orphans associated with Colel Chabad

Five Days of ‘Wow’ at National Jewish Retreat, With Every Topic Under the Sun

By Menachem Posner
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s annual program, this year held in Chicago, draws 1,000 participants.

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On Friday, September 5, 2014,
Light Shabbat Candles at 6:57 PM

Torah Reading: Shoftim
Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

Halachic Times for Conejo Valley

Latest Shema 9:41 AM
Shekia (Sunset) 7:23 PM
Tzeit (nightfall) 7:56 PM

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