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Stress and change are inevitable in our busy lives, but how we manage the stressors in our lives is the secret to improving and maintaining our overall well being.

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With Hanukkah right around the corner and Jews remembering our spiritual and military victories, it’s important to remember our Jewish responsibility to “spread light” to all corners of the world.

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The appointment of Steve Bannon as Trump’s chief White House strategist, officed inside the actual White House, should be opposed by every Jew, person of color, and righteous American of any background. His involvement in whatever the “alt-right” actually is disqualifies him for any White House job.

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When it comes to Trump, JTA is biased

Regarding the JTA front page article in The Chronicle’s Nov. 17 edition (“Meet the Jews in Trump’s inner circle), I am once again shocked and dismayed at the innuendo and inference that this major Jewish faux news organization would allow to be a part of their news product.

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As a pulpit rabbi, I am privileged to officiate at dozens of funerals per year.  I witness first-hand how families and friends assess the lives of the recently deceased.

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Clinton corruption

My old friend, Joel Pelofsky, would have us vote for Hillary.

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Holocaust comparison inappropriate

I have just read the opinion article in the Dec. 8 issue of The Chronicle titled “In the spirit of never again.”

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Village Shalom is a community treasure

We recently attended the annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Village Shalom.

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Nearly five years ago I learned from my rabbi and Congregation Beth Torah’s Founding Rabbi Mark Levin that Jewish Family Services, and in particular, Jewish Community Chaplain Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick, was seeking volunteers to train and serve as Spiritual Care Volunteers (SCVs) in the Greater Kansas City Jewish community. I quickly signed up and then began a journey into one of Judaism’s special commandments — bikur cholim or “visiting the sick.”

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Proud ‘nasty woman’ responds to absurd letter

I purposely waited until after the election to write this. My response is in regard to the letter written by Dr. David S. Jacobs that was published Nov. 3 in The Chronicle.

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Thank you for your support

On behalf of SAFEHOME’s Jewish Outreach Program on family abuse and dating violence, thank you for supporting Shake It For SAFEHOME, the Sukkot program that took place during hol hamoed (weekdays of the festival).

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