Monday, April 06, 2020


From the Mouths of Seniors

With the exception of the occasional walk, we are totally staying in our home. Our amazing children do not let us forget that they are around 24/7. Puzzles, magazines, books, frozen coffee for Zaidie from Dunkin Donuts—whatever we need, they are supplying it. Our life at times is extremely boring because our interaction with the world is

Thank You, Gavi!

Meet Gavi Gottesman who found an odd-looking thing attached to a small wire (Rabbi Mordechai Glick’s cochlear implant device) in his yard, and asked his mother if he could play with it. His mother had been on the lookout for it as a result of Shoshanna Moskowitz’s diligence in spreading the word. No finders’ keepers in this

Holocaust Documentary ‘Determined’ to Be Aired Virtually at Garden State Film Festival

As part of its 18th year celebrating the independent film genre, the Garden State Film Festival will premiere the award-winning 2020 documentary “Determined” online on March 29 at 3 p.m.. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s film presentation will only be virtual.

In this

The Therapy Gym: Tips For Tots

The current quarantine can easily frustrate both parents and children. The Therapy Gym has a behavioral therapy team of behaviorists and paraprofessionals/ABA therapists who work with children and parents to help minimize unwarranted behaviors and increase desired behaviors. We would like to offer tips to help alleviate some of the

Layoffs and Leaves: How to Deal with Employees in the COVID-19 Era 

Aside from the serious health concerns surrounding COVID-19 (other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?), with shutdowns of all non-essential business announced in both New Jersey and New York, many employers find themselves scrambling to sort out how to handle their employees. Business owners are asking questions like: What do I have to do to comply with the new

Rights and Responsibilities in a Pandemic

Here we are in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus. It affects everyone: employers and employees. One of the questions I am getting continuously is, as an employee, what are my rights, and as an employer, what are my responsibilities?

Since the onset of COVID-19, everything is being done on

Why Personal Space Is Essential in a Relationship

Dear Dr. Chani,

The current situation is affecting my marriage in a surprising way. I am usually very busy at work all day. I come home late at night and barely see my family during the week. I am delighted to now be working from home. I get to see my wife and children at breakfast, lunch, and supper.

The Garden or the Growth of Things Unseen: Part 2

By early May, the situation at the Rabinowitzes grew more and more precarious. First, the stalks of the delphinium they had planted and their attached flowers grew so dense that they almost choked off the path to the front door, the asclepias ascended to nearly six feet in height and each of the multiple Anchusa azurea flowers measured a

The Execution of Alexander Karpov

Part 12

(Continued from last week)

I didn’t receive a confirmation from the embassy that they had received the additional documents and that they had mailed out everything to Belarus. After a further reminder they told me that yes, they mailed the

אולפן עברית Learn the words in Hebrew to figure out the joke below:

Solution: Bazooka shared with his friend a story about David who used to work at the zoo. What did David do, asked his friend? Bazooka answered: He was a veterinarian and took care of the animals. So how did he treat the lions? With a lot of respect...


Dust to Dust

By Mordechai Schmutter

I know that the past few weeks, my articles have been about family simchas, but not this week. This week, I regret to inform you of the petirah of my snake.

Now those of you who don’t read this column very often are saying, “Good. Serves you

World’s Largest Kosher Food Certification Agency Confirms That Kosher-for-Passover Products Will Not Be Impacted by COVID-19

(Courtesy of OU) Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, has confirmed that the supply chain for kosher-for-Passover food has not been disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

OU Kosher is certifying more than 7,400 products for Passover 2020, which are available