Tammuz 11, 5780, 07/03/2020
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By RABBI URI PILICHOWSKI MITZPE YERICHO, West Bank (JTA) — It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future. I’ve gotten used to presidents...
I was looking for an attractive alliteration with which to title this article. There’s a relatively old movie called Sleepless in Seattle, which kept...
If you don’t like wearing a mask or you are uncomfortable wearing one, that’s just too bad. What if you don’t like stopping at...
Take Action Dear Editor, I write this in utter shock and horror after reading, yet again, the sad “Torah opinion” that has been allowed to be...
I don’t recall exactly what I was doing when I received a phone call from my sister a few weeks before Dovid’s bar mitzvah,...
I begin by wishing a happy birthday to my third daughter, who turned 20 this week. Who would have believed that when she turned...
It rained like mad on Sunday night. And as long as we are on the subject of being mad, following the intense rainstorm the...
I’ve wondered why people aren’t smiling back at me, even though I smile at most people most of the time. I finally realized that...
Dear Esther, I know that many people are taking different lessons from this pandemic, and they are not all the same. I’m 69 years old...
When Henry Kissinger became secretary of state, Golda Meir, then prime minister of Israel, wrote him a congratulatory letter, expressing hope for a solid...
Question I see so much hypocrisy that I just want to scream! I’m a nice frum girl who went to Bais Yaakov schools and camps....
It was not so long ago that the word phase had an entirely different meaning than it does today. Often, boys and girls of...
Welcome back to “How Should I Know?” — the advice column that is perfect for these uncertain times, as it itself is never really...
When I was growing up, we all looked forward with great anticipation to those summer months that would take us to the Catskills, whether...
Having celebrated the bar mitzvah of our oldest son, Nison, last week I was intending to write my own personal spin on the traditional...
The seed of the idea was planted a few weeks ago when we realized that there was a real possibility summer camps might not...
There are few things today that are actually what they seemed to be when we first learned about them. For example, let’s take a...
Jen has been in my life for years, first as my jeweler, then as my neighbor-turned-friend, and now as part of my precious inner...
Dear Esther, My sister Freeda has always been high maintenance. As far back as I can remember, enough was never enough for her. We are...
Question I met this cool gal on one of those Facebook groups for singles. I commented on something in a thread, she responded, and before...
Some shuls say that you should not attend services if you are over age 65. Others suggest people age 62 and up not attend...
Shlomo HaMelech said in Koheles, “There is nothing new under the sun.” The contemporary context of this oft-quoted adage is essentially, as explained by...
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COVID-19 Update July 2, 2020 I am very sad to report we have seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Nassau County was down to 25 cases...
The COVID-19 crisis has presented people from all walks of life with new and unprecedented challenges. A segment that has been especially hit hard...
Due to the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on summer plans for thousands of individuals with special needs and their families, the Orthodox Union’s...
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