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1 year agoWhen a woman is pregnant, she houses and nourishes a new world, a new soul. When she gives birth, she suffers a loss, by definition. I know this too well (Tazria)
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1 year agoLast week, the playground at the Setauket Elementary School in the storied Three Village Central School District on Long Island, New York was vandalized by anti-Semitic graffiti. The police were contacted, the graffiti was quickly cleaned up, and parents...
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