Thursday, February 20, 2020


What I Have Learned From My Students

Teaching at SINAI, a school well known for its “Uniquely Special Education,” is an incredible privilege. Those of us lucky enough to work here are blessed with the opportunity to witness the small miracles that take place at SINAI on a daily basis. Every teacher takes pride in the success of his or her students, but those of us who

“But Were You in Pain?”

Last week I gave a presentation on body image and eating disorder awareness at a Jewish day school in Maryland. I was speaking to a group of middle school students when one raised her hand and asked a question that I’d never been asked before. “Were you in pain when you had your eating disorder?” I asked her to clarify, physical pain

Great Shopping Websites

As the summer approaches it seems people are looking for deals on items they may need for the summer. Some of the sites I am submitting will be my trade secrets. Please feel free to send me some of your own special sites for the future.

One thing to note is there is no special secret on how those

Why a One-Size-Fits-All Will Fits Almost Nobody

Many people know that they should have a will—among many other reasons, it’s the best way to ensure that your assets are distributed as you wish, and it allows you to designate guardians who will care for minor children. Despite these important considerations, many balk at the cost of hiring an attorney to draft a will. This inevitably

Camp Dora Golding Taking Sports to the Next Level

East Stroudsburg, PA—Batter up! Camp Dora Golding is stepping up their sports this summer, with a new sports director who will oversee a league of coaches and a rigorous sporting schedule.

Directed by Levi Goldberg of Teaneck and a team of full-time coaches, the updated sports program

The Key to a Meaningful Father’s Day Isn’t Meals Out and Expensive Gifts

With Father’s Day approaching, there is no better opportunity to reconnect and recharge our relationship with one of the most important figures in our lives. While we are obligated to “Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother” daily in commandment five of Shemot 20:12 and therefore every day should be like Father’s Day, this day is an ideal

This Father’s Day, American Family Donates Ambucycle in Honor of Israeli Family

At a time when most are honoring their fathers and enjoying the day with their families, 17-year-old Israeli Guy Gold sits inside an intensive recovery ward at a highly specialized burn care unit in Boston, thousands of miles from his home, family and friends.

Guy vividly recalls that unforgettable

New Riverdale Cafe Brings People Together

Emily Weisberg, owner of the newly opened Moss Cafe in Riverdale, is continuing in her family’s tradition of working in the food industry. Her father has worked as a cook; her mother, a school teacher, has worked as a waitress on the weekends and her sister also works in the food industry. However, Weisberg is the only one who

Stamford’s New Sushi Eatery Is Worth the Trip

Sushi in Stamford? Why would anyone living in Teaneck and all the kosher eateries it offers consider driving across state lines for a spicy tuna roll? In a word: Soosh.

Soosh, located in the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, opened six months ago, and my husband and I had a

Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Begins Hilchos Tefillin in All Corners of the World

Dirshu’s popular Daf HaYomi B’Halacha program has recently embarked on hilchos tefillin. The ripple effect worldwide is astounding. Not only are tens of thousands the world over already learning the laws of tefillin, but in addition, interest in Daf HaYomi B’Halacha is spreading to locales that those in the main Jewish centers would

Shelach 5775: Peer Pressured, Theoretically

If the Divine can’t face down communal “peer pressure” what hope is there for the rest of us?

Moses, once again, steps up to defend the Jewish people as God, in response to the sin of the spies, threatens to destroy them. But Moses does not talk about what is right, or ask for justice. He does not

Should America ‘Speak With One Voice’ on Israel?

For the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the power to recognize foreign governments is exclusive to the president.

When President George W. Bush signed the Foreign Relations Authorization Act in the fall of 2002, it produced a mild diplomatic crisis. The act put