Saturday, December 07, 2019


The Rabbi

The Three Weeks is a solemn time for our people. It begins with one fast day and ends with another. We aren’t supposed to listen to music or see movies, go to shows or water parks; we are supposed to contemplate what was to become the most terrible time in our history, and because it is such a sorrowful time, I thought it would be more

Heaven on Earth

As parents we have dreams and hopes for our children. As parents of a child with special needs you learn to readjust your thought process and pray that your child will reach his potential, whatever it might be, and continue to live in a healthy, happy, well-adjusted way for as many years as Hashem gives them.

In Loco Parentis

Our children are our most prized possessions. We protect them and shield them from danger and mishaps and we try to the best of our ability to keep them safe from harm. We expect that same level of care when we send them to school. [The issue of school safety was addressed in this space on March 4, 2015, “School Safety.”]

Q&A with Teaneck’s Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana Samuels

On Monday evening, July 20, the Teaneck Yoetzet Halacha Initiative will present a series of dramatic monologues written by women from our community addressing the joys and challenges that Jewish women may experience at various stages in their lives. These include halachic infertility and the yearning for a child, intimacy issues

Cattleman Raises Historic Herd of Red Heifers in Israel

Jerusalem—The Temple Institute is working together with an Israeli cattleman to raise a red heifer in Israel, in strict accordance with the Biblical commandment. The project is the culmination of years of research at the Temple Institute that fuses ancient religious texts and modern science.

Endear Yourself to the Buyer

Nobody likes to be a nobody, but unfortunately, that’s what you are at the beginning of the job search process, provided you’ve just joined the ranks of those in transition. Those who are the decision makers about your future do not initially know anything about you, so you have the chance to impress them, and you want to make darn sure

The JBolt Difference: Matchmakers Change the Dating App Dynamic

On June 15, the creators of SawYouAtSinai, the acclaimed Jewish matchmaking website with over 2,400 members engaged, launched the Jewish dating app, JBolt. Already, thousands of people have registered on the JBolt database and many more are joining every day. The app now has numerous couples that have expressed mutual interest,

Join Kollel Chatzos in the Ultimate Segulah for Yeshuos on the Yahrzeit of the Arizal

With the approaching yahrzeit of the holy Arizal, the very pinnacle of segulos and yeshuos is within reach of yidden the world over: the Ketores Segulah.

Monday evening, the 5th of Av, July 21, marks the yahrzeit of the Arizal, who illuminated and transformed the world with


Parents trek to the mountains to reunite with their children for the day

A Good Dose of Chessed

Union—The two oldest divisions (grades 7-9) at the YM-YWHA of Union are having an excellent summer so far. Camp Teen Travel & Train, under the supervision of Spencer Brooks, enjoy three days a week of travel, one full day on campus and one day volunteering at a food bank and training to become future CIT’s. The relationship

Olympiada at Moshava Ba’Ir

Gesher Summer Camp in Livingston —“Awesome Starts Today”

“Awesome Starts Today.” This slogan is prominently displayed on the back of the Gesher staff t-shirts and is a daily reminder that “awesomeness” is a state of being, a conscious choice. As William Shakespeare famously wrote, “to be or not to be, that is the question.” Clearly he was anticipating Gesher Summer Camp when