Monday, February 24, 2020


Mazel Tov, Esther and Dovid

We have been fortunate enough to be partying and celebrating for the past few days in honor of the marriage of our granddaughter Esther Eisenberg to Dovid Axelrod. The celebration will continue over Shabbat in Rochester. Weddings are a time for us to reflect on what really counts in life.


Five State Employment Laws You Should Know About

By Zev Singer

Business owners are often concerned about the new and aggressive pro-employee laws in places like California and New York (like the new laws in response to the #MeToo movement). The laws in those two states are among the most employee-friendly in the country.

Six Important Benefits of Good Communication

Good communication will help you enhance positive and decrease negative interactions with your partner by enabling both of you to succeed in the six areas enumerated below.

1. Good communicators avoid misunderstandings, fights and emotional separation.

One of the goals of marriage

Putting Two and Two Together: How to Optimize Conjoint Therapy in Intimate Relationships

In a previous article, we outlined both conceptually and pragmatically a type of couples therapy, not commonly used in mainstream mental health circles, to maximize the quality of one’s most primary and important relationship (namely marriage). By introducing the reader to conjoint marital therapy, which we have adapted in a unique way to

Ashley Blaker’s ‘Goy Friendly’ Promises a Laugh and a Lesson

Funny man Ashley Blaker is at it again, humoring audiences with his latest stand-up show, “Goy Friendly.” The UK’s internationally acclaimed comedian returns to the United States this month with what critics are calling a hilarious and thought-provoking performance.

“Goy Friendly”

Operation Benjamin

Part 2

(Continued from last week)

The sight of the cemetery is a feast for the eyes, the long, absolutely straight rows of headstones, the green grass, the blue sky with a slight breeze blowing off the ocean. It is difficult to

What’s in Your Basement?

With all the discussions, blogs, articles and books about home organizing and decluttering, it’s clear that many of us have too much stuff in our homes. Being a professional organizer gives me a front row seat to what clients hold on to. For example, most homes have too much clothing, shoes, food, prescriptions--most of which are

Send Mishloach Manot/ Matanot L’Evyonim to Jerusalem’s Impoverished Elderly

(Courtesy of Torat Reva Yerushalayim) Torat Reva Yerushalayim, a non-profit organization based in Jerusalem, will once again be preparing Mishloach Manot/Matanot L’Evyonim packages which will be delivered to the neglected and homebound elderly of Jerusalem. The packages will include healthy snacks, gifts and Purim treats.

אולפן עברית


The driver in the car asked Bazooka Joe whether he has a flat tire. He answered that the flat is only on the bottom of his tire.

Teacher’s Corner:

When one of my students failed a Hebrew test, he was dejected and said, “I’m a failure.” I took him aside and said, “Failing does not make you a failure!” You might

A TikTok Guide for Adults

You are shopping at a grocery store or in a 7-Eleven, minding your own business, but then you see a group of teens doing a “strike a pose,” some kind of vogue Madonna move (I’m already dating myself). In your head you may be thinking, “Oy, this child is not well.” Nope. This is a phenomenon called TikTok, formerly called

Gender-Political Minefield

As an observer of human behavior—but not in a creepy way—I firmly believe that the best way to solve a lot of shalom bayis problems is to point out that it’s not just your own personal spouse who’s like that. A lot of times it turns out that that’s just how people of that gender are. They’re not doing this behavior to annoy

Shaatnez Show

Some things in life should not be mixed, like business and pleasure, drinking and driving and Capulets and Montagues. You also should not mix vinegar and bleach (together they make toxic gas) or vinegar and baking soda (together they make a bomb) but mixing vinegar and olive oil is fine (together they make vinaigrette). In the