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Winston Churchill: Three Definitive Ideas that Changed the Course of History

by Rabbi Benjamin Blech A new film delves into the pivotal role the great leader played in stopping Hitler. There is a frightening realization that strikes one who watches The Darkest Hour, the new film about Winston Churchill’s dramatic appointment to become prime minister of England in 1940: there was a chance that Hitler would have succeeded…

Conduct Unbecoming: Society Is No Longer Willing to Tolerate Sexual Harassment

by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg Men abusing their power to exploit women is not new. What’s new is the huge shift in society’s refusal to look the other way. The last few months have seen a cascade of revelations of gross misconduct among accomplished men who overnight went from objects of admiration to targets of derision. There…

Smartphones’ Negative Effects: A Summary of the Latest Comprehensive Research

by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller  The key findings, links to further information, and concrete suggestions on how to limit the damage. The research on the harms of smartphone use and the benefits of putting them down is extensive. Here is a summary of the key findings, links to further information, and some concrete suggestions on how…

Why is it Harder for Women to Get Married

by Judy Gruen A few weeks ago I was at an outdoor café, intent on getting some reading done, but I was distracted by the conversation between two 20-something young women at the next table. One was complaining to her friend that her boyfriend, whom she lived with, wouldn’t get serious about the relationship, took her…