Tuesday, October 15, 2019


A Teacher’s Creed

[This drash was scheduled to be delivered on Shabbat at CAJE26, in Fort Collins, CO at Colorado State University. Due to the birth of Chana Elke bat Ari Zvi, the author’s granddaughter, it was not presented at CAJE. It is being presented here in print in honor of her graduation from Yavneh Academy.*]

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Mindfulness is getting a lot of attention these days. We read about it in our newspapers and our magazines. We hear how celebrities, professional athletes, corporate executives and even politicians are embracing the age-old art and science of mindfulness. Universities are teaching it and scientists are researching it. But while

Five Towns’ Famed ‘Debbie’s Closet’ Boutique Newly Available Online

Walking into Cedarhurst’s well-known Debbie’s Closet, visitors can’t help but be impressed by its large selection and stock of multiple styles of stylish and modest skirts, tops and more. What’s even more exciting is that Debbie’s Closet will now be available and fully stocked online.

Why Credit Card Churning Can Be So Valuable, and Why Chase Is Starting to Crack Down

If you are like me, you are the kind of person who has a hobby, and if you want to know what mine is, it’s credit card churning. Credit card churning is the “art” of applying for and receiving multiple credit card approvals for their hefty sign-up bonuses for the purpose of earning miles and points towards upcoming personal, business

Fear of the Water: Swimming Lessons Do Not Suffice

Welcome to Summer! With the advent of summer camps, the kids are bursting with anticipation for the diverse recreational opportunities that camps offer—a major one being swimming, water-based activities, and other events that revolve around an environment of water. Many kids crave the water instructional and sports

Preventing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community

In my work as a psychotherapist over the years, I’ve treated and counseled many Jewish and non-Jewish victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse. Moreover, I’ve received specialized training in evaluating sex offenders to determine the likelihood that they will commit another sex offense.

With the

Blazing Your Own Path to Success

Did you ever look around in amazement at people who have achieved extraordinary things, yet don’t appear to be all that extraordinary? These are people who have greatly succeeded in business, in politics, in the arts, in sports or in some other space, but in many respects seem pretty much on par with you (or even inferior to you) in terms

Summer Entertaining Ideas to Keep Your Cool

(StatePoint) Hosting warm-weather gatherings is a perfect way to spend time with friends and family in summer. Reduce stress by following these four simple tips for a great summer soiree that both you and your guests will enjoy.

Pick a Theme

Three Secrets to Creating the ‘Shabby Chic’ Wedding of Your Dreams

(BPT) Wedding trends come and go, driven by many cultural influences, but few are as enduring and romantic as shabby chic/shabby glam. With its perfect combination of elegance and softness, bright sparkles and gentle hues, a shabby chic wedding complements the individuality and beauty of brides of every age and walk of life. And,

Summer Simchas: Simple Expert Tips For a Stunning Summer Glow

(BPT) Didn’t have a chance to get a sun-kissed look while on vacation this spring? No problem. It doesn’t take hours at the salon or lying in the sun to add radiance to your look. With a few expert hair and makeup tips, you’ll be summer-ready in a few simple steps.

EcoTools Beauty team members and expert stylists Christine Symonds and

Tips to Throw Delicious Summer Birthday Parties for Kids

(StatePoint) Nothing beats the anticipation of your birthday when you are a child. But once school’s out, it can be tough to gather all your child’s friends due to summer camps and family vacations.

To combat this perennial summer-birthday concern, some parents throw a big party during the

YUConnects Celebrates Over 200 Matches

Are you ready to find your bashert and get married? Or are you a parent trying to help your grown child find the right person to marry? It’s one step smarter and easier than you might think.

Marking its 200th match in only a few years, YUConnects (www.yuconnects.com)