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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Chai4Ever Event Brings Simchat Yom Tov to Families With a Seriously Ill Parent

(Courtesy of Chai4Ever) Over 1000 parents and children joined Chai4Ever for an action-packed Pesach Chol Hamoed Family Fun Day on Monday, April 22, at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The day was an opportunity for families, all of whom have a parent with a life-threatening medical diagnosis, to

The Happiest Place in the World Just Got Happier

(Courtesy of HASC) This is their happy place. A place of dedicated staff, steady encouragement and effusive praise. For hundreds of individuals with developmental delays, HASC is more than an organization - it’s an oasis. It’s a place that builds futures, one person at a time.

HASC is now at

Do-Over

Sometimes we make mistakes, say or do the wrong thing, and hurt someone’s feelings along the way. I had a recent experience where I spoke before thinking, and realized after the fact that I reacted hastily and poorly to a respected colleague. I’d like to share this scenario with you so you can see how it played out.

‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Shines as an Epic and Cautionary Tale

“The Lehman Trilogy” closed at the Park Avenue Armory on April 20. This acclaimed European play by Stefano Massini, a renowned Italian educated in a Jewish school, was adapted by Ben Power for the National Theatre. In July 2018, this awestruck author sat through three-plus hours of a London preview, as she did during the Armory’s New

Fortnite: My Son Has Fallen Asleep and He Won’t Wake Up

This week’s column is less tech, more advisory. When I write Ungarbled-tech I either pick a new technology or something that my office has been asked recently.

For the past year or so parents, business owners and even clergy have been asking my team, “How can we block our children from

Fortnite: My Son Has Fallen Asleep and He Won’t Wake Up

This week’s column is less tech, more advisory. When I write Ungarbled-tech I either pick a new technology or something that my office has been asked recently.

For the past year or so parents, business owners and even clergy have been asking my team, “How can we block our children from

How Is This Divorce Different From All Other Divorces?

Exploring four paradigms of collaborative (and mediated) divorces.

Collaborative practice and mediation are unique alternatives to help divorcing couples reach an optimal divorce settlement. For the uninitiated, however, what that uniqueness is may not be clear enough. After years of practicing

A Holocaust Memorial in Tennessee

It was sometime in the late 1990s that I first heard of what was going on in Whitwell, Tennessee. I heard about a project in the Whitwell Middle School of collecting paper clips in memory of the Holocaust.

Since I had been closely involved with the Holocaust remembrance through

Winning Smile

Today I have some exciting news from the field of pet orthodontia. And yes, pet orthodontia is apparently a field, but it’s making nobody’s mother proud.

Apparently, according to a recent news article, there’s a fish in Pennsylvania who just got braces. The goldfish, who lives in

Post Passover

Passover is a relatively intense holiday in that it requires a drastic change in daily diet. We spend a week assiduously avoiding chametz and conspicuously limiting ourselves to matzah and anything else that is “Kosher for Passover.” When Passover ends, however, we revert to our old leavened lifestyle as if the matzah madness

Prepare to Be Forgiven

Nati was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He (as opposed to his friend Jake) had nothing to do with covering his principal’s car with ketchup, yet here he was, taking the blame. Dr. Furter was furious. “I know my car might look like a hot dog, but ketchup?! Maybe I could forgive mustard and sauerkraut, but who puts ketchup

A Unique Sacrifice

First Day of Pesach

The haftarah for the first day of Pesach focuses, understandably, upon the first korban Pesach offered in Eretz Yisrael, only a short four days after Yehoshua and the nation crossed the Yarden and entered the land. As ordained by the Torah, this ritual was observed only