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Hurricane Heroics And Hearses

Amy Koplow | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Amy Koplow

Looking back at the devastation Hurricane Sandy brought to New York, it is hard to imagine that the city still managed to function at all. Many stories of bravery and tragedy were recounted but there were also many stories left untold.

Remembered Forever

Amy Koplow | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Amy Koplow

In less than a week, the Jewish new year begins with the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. As Jews look both forward and back, it is customary to visit the graves of our loved ones. We recall friends and family who shaped out lives, loved and nurtured us.

Jewish Soldiers Perform Selfless Acts of Kindness

Amy Koplow | Posted 07.28.2012 | Religion
Amy Koplow

The young soldiers of West Point performed the ultimate act of kindness in Judaism -- chesed shel emet, an act of loving kindness which cannot be repaid by the recipient of the act.