Kislev 13, 5780, 12/11/2019
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The White House said on Tuesday that the white supremacist website TruNews was not credentialed to cover press events at the Executive Mansion —...
By Larry Gordon The details are still sketchy, but that has not stopped the media, fueled by comments from the Jersey City mayor, from reporting...
Question I tried so hard to help my 32-year-old niece get remarried, and I don’t know what else to do for her. My niece is...
Dear Esther, I knew pretty early on that my marriage was a big mistake. I don’t think Nate and I were ever happy. Despite that,...
Question: My fourth-grade son has been complaining that his class goes “crazy” every morning before yeshiva starts. They throw things around, pick on kids, and...
"Torah Vodaas and Lubavitch" (234 pp., Jewish Enrichment Press, September 2019) is an impeccably researched, masterfully written literary work that continues Rabbi Chaim Dalfin’s...
Was Yosef on the Spectrum? Understanding Joseph Through Torah, Midrash, and Classical Jewish Sources
By Samuel J. Levine Book Review by Michele Justic The story of Yosef can be a puzzling one. The cast is set of one of our...
There have always been discussions about the apartment inventory in the Five Towns. Aside from the question of availability, there’s the matter of whether...
By Yochanan Gordon There is a famous English adage that says that a picture is worth a thousand words. The emphasis in this saying, whose...
By Malkie Hirsch I’m the oldest of six, and the first four of us were born within six years. A childhood memory of mine is...
By Larry Gordon It is a weekly ritual, and I sit there watching quietly as it happens. Perhaps it is a matter that should be...
In our continuing effort to produce The Five Towns Jewish Times in a variety of formats, we have launched a podcast that explores the...
Question I have been reading your column in the 5TJT but I haven’t come across my particular question. Although I have guidance from my rabbi...
Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business has added a new master’s of science in real estate to its graduate programs in accounting, taxation,...
Dear Esther, My life often feels like déjà vu. Each year we go through the same routine on Thanksgiving, as we do on many other...
By Dalia Abott, LMSW RD Whether they know it or not, mothers are powerful nutrition role models for their daughters. As mothers, we pass down...
Question: My 8-and-a-half-year-old son has recently become disinterested in davening and bentching. When I try to let him know (without pressuring) that “It’s time...
The positions, arguments, and suppositions are tenuous. Essentially, did President Trump expect Ukrainian President Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Biden...
By Larry Gordon These might be the most interesting as well as challenging times from a political perspective. Who would have thought that one day...
By Malkie Hirsch “You’re more assertive and, I don’t know … just different. You were more timid, shy even. You don’t recognize that change in...
Dear Editor, In the 1980s, AT&T encouraged people to make long-distance calls using the slogan “Reach out and touch someone.” It was an appropriate catchphrase,...
Rochelle Miller Chances are you’ve been to Florida on a family vacation, for Pesach, or whenever you’ve felt the need for some rest and relaxation,...
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On Monday night, December 9, a crowd of more than 1,200 gathered at the Marriott Marquis in New York City to celebrate “An Evening...
By Dr. Norman Blumenthal Director of Trauma and Crisis Response Many of you may have already heard about the active shooter in Jersey City and the...
By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem With Chanukah coming upon us, I thought the story of the legendary Israeli winery Domaine du Castel would be appropriate. We...
Rabbis have written opinion pieces warning that children in the yeshiva community are under siege by the New York State Education Department. They were...
It might be rolled out fairly soon, but, then again, it may take another six months to a year. That is the Trump administration’s...
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