America—land of the free, home of the brave and headquarters of the frivolous lawsuit. We Americans will literally sue for anything and everything. Don’t believe me? Take Anton Purisima of Manhattan, for example. In 2014, he filed a lawsuit naming New York City, an Au Bon Pain bakery, two local hospitals, Kmart and a dog owner as the defendants. He sought
A number of years ago, I was trying hard to get support for an undertaking at work, and so when I finally got a meeting with a key stakeholder I was determined to make the best of it. When the big day came I arrived at the senior VP’s office prepared to capture and hold her attention. We sat at a coffee table in the corridor of
A one-time, unexpected expense could seriously damage a family’s carefully planned budget. Though fiscally appropriate and stringent in adhering to their financial plan, a family could face a tough dilemma when challenged with an unexpected happening…leading to an unexpected but necessary payment.
Reviewing: “Gateways to Greatness,” by Rabbi Benjamin Yudin. Mosaica Press/Feldheim. Hardcover, 221 pages, 2017. ISBN-10: 1946351032.
The Naftali Aron Torah Enrichment Program of Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn hosted a dinner honoring Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the
While living in Eretz Yisrael, I was delayed many times due to a chefetz chashud—a suspicious package—but I never got to witness the procedure up close. A friend of mine did. The bomb squad pulled up in a special van. After the area was cordoned off, the back door of the van opened and a special robot was wheeled out.
The excitement is palpable. Eitan Shushan’s bar mitzvah will be held this coming Shabbat, im yirtzeh Hashem, at Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck! A large crowd is expected, including many Ashkenazic guests. A typical dilemma faced by Ashkenazic guests is which siddur to use for the
This week’s haftarah is taken from the second perek in Sefer Yehoshua, which actually relates events that took place even before those found in the first chapter. The first chapter includes the commands that Yehoshua gave to Bnai Yisrael to prepare for entering Eretz Canaan within three
It was one of those moments that are priceless as a parent. When one of our children was about 7 years old, he woke up one morning in a very cranky mood. Everything was an issue and a kvetch, to the point that my wife commented to me that this child really woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Apparently, the child had overheard
What would you do if, with one change, your Jewish day school or yeshiva could:
A recent article in The Jewish Link, “Learning Goes Beyond the Classroom: Reflections on Four Years at TABC,” by Meir Jacobs, made me want to reflect on my high school experience as well. I recall four years ago when the daunting decision was upon me and my parents, and how intense the process was. We had heard various
When we think of motorcycle riders, the typical stereotyped image that enters our minds is that of an rough-looking, Hell’s Angel-type, tattooed gang member riding on a Harley Davidson. While a motorcycle, as an instrument, can certainly be used in that manner, in the hands of the right person it can also be used to