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Friday, December 06, 2019

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You’re Asking Me? Awkward Timing

Welcome once again to “You’re Asking Me?” where we answer any and all questions sent in by readers. It’s a lot like all the other “ask the expert” columns, except that, whereas the other experts are interested in giving you a well-researched answer, our interest is more in meeting our deadlines so we can get back to

“He Is My God, and I Will Praise Him”

I am a certified Sofer STaM, living and working in Bergen County. It is my hope to have a continuing column giving you insights into the world of a sofer and how that impacts you.

The mezuzot of your house are more than just things to put on your doorposts. The act of affixing a mezuzah is an

Immigration Helping Military Families and Heroes: ‘Parole in Place’

On November 15, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy memorandum that, without much fanfare, provided discretionary relief to undocumented parents, spouses, and children of those currently serving or veterans of the United States Armed Services. In partnership with the Department of Defense

Back in Time—A Documentary by Jason Aron

Thirty years ago, the world was introduced to the film Back to the Future. At the time of its release, 3-year-old Teaneck resident Noam Aron was totally oblivious to the impact this movie was to have on his life. Now known to the world as Jason, Mr. Aron is the mind behind the documentary Back in Time, a

Our Place the Big Winner at Monsey Volleyball Tournament

Camaraderie and competition went head to head last month as over 250 men turned out for the Ultimate Guys Night Out at the second annual Our Place Monsey Volleyball Tournament. The relentless wet weather was no match for high spirits as 16 teams went head to head, playing volleyball for three solid hours in the pouring

A New Children’s Chumash Ready for the Start of School

As a teacher specializing in special education, Rabbi Yehuda Adelist of Brooklyn noticed a trend among students in recent years that was troubling him.

“It became apparent that many students, even mainstream students, were not picking up skills for independent learning and falling through the cracks by

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! Nope, It’s a Ptach Teacher

Today, I saw a real-life superhero. You may not have noticed it because she wasn’t wearing a cape or a mask or an awesome utility belt, but the powers she had were far greater than any of those could give her. A child walked into school with a look on her face that has become this child’s norm. I can only describe it as a mixture of

Don’t Complain

What’s with us? Only a few months ago, on Purim, many of us were outraged that the snowy weather “ruined” our Purim. We weren’t able to display our beautifully themed Shalach Manot packages to as many as we had planned for. The weather didn’t allow us to drive down the well paved and plowed Teaneck and Bergenfield

He or She?

“She’s so cute!” people frequently stop me, to remark about my 2-year-old son. He will be sitting in a shopping cart, wearing a shirt emblazoned with a truck, black sweatpants, high tops, and his long, flowy, unkempt poof-ball hair will be flapping in the wind. None of my daughters ever wore clothing like this. Perhaps there are some

Homolka Hesitates (Part III of IV)

(Part III of IV)

Read Part I here and Part II

Enon Avital From SpicyType

As many of my readers may see, I will step out of the typical IT column when I stumble on something that is IT related or someone who has used the Internet and social media to chase their dream.

Enon was an old Shabbos guest of mine who schooled me on Sephardic Shabbos songs. While perusing

Camp Dora Golding Camp Reporter, Week Five

I’m back again, it’s Daniel Goldstein reporting from Camp Dora Golding. I can’t believe it’s only been about two weeks since we were last in touch and so much has happened. It’s hard to fit everything into a few short paragraphs, so perhaps