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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Equality is a Perspective

The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal and they have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As an American citizen, these words hold real meaning for me because in America, you can do anything you set your mind to. Our country is called the land of opportunity … Continue reading »

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Giving On My Own Accord

This week for my journal, Morah Eta asked me to give an example of how I observe Hiddur Mitzvah. Before I can tell you how I observe this mitzvah, you need to know the meaning of Hiddur Mitzvah. Hiddur Mitzvah is the act of taking a regular mitzvah and beautifying it or making that mitzvah … Continue reading »

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A Letter of Understanding

Dear parents of Hadar Cohen, My name is Elior and I live in the U.S. You may never know me and I may never know you, but I have some things I’d like to say about your daughter, Hadar. Hadar Cohen was a very brave person to give up her life like that. Not only … Continue reading »

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