Heshvan 12, 5781, 10/30/2020
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By Tevi Troy Book Review By Michele Justic The first Trump-Biden debate of 2020 grabbed the nation’s attention as a dramatic example of the polarized fighting...
Dear Editor, While the 5TJT has endorsed the president, I don’t believe that you have made the critical case for why all Jews should be...
“I think I’m going to have to get married since I hate driving so much,” surmised a friend of mine who stopped by to...
The moment of truth is approaching for the plethora of outdoor minyanim that came into existence with the advent of the global pandemic. Which...
Dear Editor, I have noticed a somewhat concerning trend over the past few years, and even more so in the past few months. Specifically, this...
By Dina Schwartz, LCSW As the holidays have come to a close and we rush headfirst into the constant rush of our daily hectic schedules,...
Question My family and I have been reading your column with interest for years, and my husband asked me to write to you about what...
Dear Esther, My sister-in-law Baila is married to my brother Hesh. I like them both a lot. Sadly, Hesh has never been a success professionally....
Prospective sellers often do not realize that their primary job before putting their house on the market is to eliminate any potential obstacles that...
My brother-in law texted me right after Havdalah. He couldn’t wait. It’s a beautiful thing when loved ones come bearing gifts of insight. I...
Dear Editor, These days, it’s rare to find politicians who go out of their way to put our community and its needs first. Todd Kaminsky...
I’m sure I said and did some crazy things during the week of shivah. And really, there’s no normal in that case; there’s no...
Dear Editor, I was shopping at one of our supermarkets the other day, and I noticed that they were sold out of Kool-Aid. This seemed...
It occurred to me the other day that aside from the circumstances surrounding this pandemic, I do not write much about subjects pertaining to...
By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Saeb Muhammad Salih Erekat, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO, regularly calls stabbings, car-rammings, and shootings by Palestinians against Israeli...
It is either going to be close, as most of the possibly hyped-up polls are showing, or President Trump is going to score a...
Dear Editor, We hear a lot these days about how criticism by government officials of some Jewish neighborhoods for allegedly not adhering to COVID-19 rules...
Since before Shemini Atzeret, the Orthodox community has been angry and frustrated with new, more restrictive rules concerning shul attendance. Governor Cuomo and Mayor...
Welcome back to “How Should I Know?” — the column that four out of five doctors recommend as a way of dealing with insomnia...
Dating Question I am writing to you about my friend’s daughter who is in a long-term relationship but the boy does not want to commit. They...
Dear Esther, My husband, Chaim, and I have always loved to travel. We both share a tremendous curiosity about the world and are interested in...
Worldly In Williamsburg Dear Editor, Judy Ribner’s article about her experience as an assistant midwife at a birth in Williamsburg was interesting and informative. I was...
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By Eileen Goltz I have recently discovered the joys of mason jar salads. One of my culinary sidekicks, Katie, assured me that everyone who is...
By Marc J. Sicklick, M.D. What treatment modalities are available now? Why is COVID less likely to kill and cause hospitalization today than it was in March and...
By Mordechai Fox, ’22 On Monday, October 19, talmidim participating in MTA’s Honors College were privileged to hear from Dr. Dean Hosgood, a professor in...
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