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There are men who leave you for another woman, and there are men who leave you for a man. Then there are those who dump you for God.
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The Book of Esther, which chronicles the story of Purim, has special resonance for Jewish communities thriving in Diaspora
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A seventh-grade class responds to our feature on survivors living in poverty
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