Heshvan 12, 5781, 10/30/2020

Make Your Vote Count for Yeshiva Students

  By Maury Litwack Executive Director of Teach Coalition I haven’t slept much in the last month. Neither has anyone on our team at the Teach Coalition....

Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump

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...

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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...

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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...

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  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,...

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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...

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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....

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  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...

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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...

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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...

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  It occurred to me the other day that aside from the circumstances surrounding this pandemic, I do not write much about subjects pertaining to...

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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...

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  Since before Shemini Atzeret, the Orthodox community has been angry and frustrated with new, more restrictive rules concerning shul attendance. Governor Cuomo and Mayor...

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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...

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