Adar 16, 5781, 02/28/2021

A Chipped Glass

By Malkie Hirsch Oftentimes, when I’m approached by someone about my writing or my social media platform, they’ll use the words “real,” “raw,” or “honest”...

Stress Eating in Response to COVID? Religious Belief May Help

February 24, 2021--Religion may offer protection against stress-related weight gain, according to a new study published in The Journal of Religion and Health. Touro...

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Nazi Victim Services

One of the prompts on a call I made said, “For Nazi Victim Services press one.” I didn’t listen to the rest of the...

A Chipped Glass

By Malkie Hirsch Oftentimes, when I’m approached by someone about my writing or my social media platform, they’ll use the words “real,” “raw,” or “honest”...

Purim: The Holiday Of The Heart

Following Shacharis on Sunday morning I sat down to study the first portion of the coming parashah, Tetzaveh, as is the custom, and I...

Houston, We Have A Problem

Down in the Lone Star State last week they were not expecting severe wintry weather. Nor were they expecting a truck from Lakewood, New...

Friday Purim: A Purim Shpiel

(We open in a backyard on the corner of a block—which is a “backyard” only in that it’s off the back door of the...

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Dear Esther, What do you do when you think your close friend is behaving badly? Shira and I have been really close friends for over...

DATING FORUM

Question My husband and I are from the New York area. We are yeshivish, but right after we got married, my husband got a chinuch...

Broken But Fixable

By Malkie Hirsch A couple of months after Moshe died, things in our house started breaking. And I don’t mean the color printer (which hasn’t...

News From the Hills

Israel is experiencing controversy with the United States. Ben Gurion Airport is closed except for limited emergency flights to bring Israelis back to Israel...

Ti”z The Season

We all know the Chazal, Mi Shenichnas Adar Marbim B”simcha. We also know that this time of year there is a great need for...

Queen Esther Revisited: A Heroic Story Of Personal Transformation

By Alanna Apfel One of the things that I appreciate most about Judaism is that with each yom tov, we have the opportunity to take...

Arabs And Jews

Rabbi Elie Abadie was previously based in New York, where, over the years, he was the spiritual leader of two different shuls, including the...

The Moshe Within

The spirit of Purim begins to rise to the fore of our consciousness with the mere mention of the month of Adar. It is...

Tevilas Keilim: Ice Fishing It Isn’t

  Ice fishing is described by seasoned fishermen as one of the most addictive ways to catch fish. The same cannot be said, however, about...

Time Passages

Last week my granddaughter in eighth-grade asked me if I could help her with a family report for class. Of course, I agreed, as...
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WATCH: Bibi Enjoying the snow

The Prime Minister of Israel Bibi Netanyahu, enjoyed the snow in front of his home in Jerusalem with a playful snowball fight

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

Being a shliach means living my life without the knowledge of how my day will turn out. Sure, I will have my one-on-one shiurim,...

An E-vite, An E-mail, And A T-Rex

Many years ago, when I mentioned to a friend that I was not on Facebook, she put me on the site. Briefly, I thought...

Just Arrest Me Already

Articles poking fun at dumb criminals have been a tradition ever since the invention of the humor column. I think it’s also a tradition...

Dating Forum: Falling Short

Question I’m not a tall girl; actually, I am short, but I like tall guys. I have no problem getting tall guys to ask me...

Mindbiz: Keeping Calm In Covid

Dear Esther, My husband, Chaim, and I have been extremely careful over the past 10 months regarding COVID. Aside from running out early in the...

The viral cat lawyer once drew national attention for his prosecution of a Jewish...

(JTA) — Rod Ponton, a small-town attorney from Texas, captured America’s attention this week after he showed up to a virtual courtroom looking like...

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Substance Use In Yeshiva High Schools

By Rabbi Tully Harcsztark and Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz School administrators often muse that the lack of data regarding our students and parent body creates...

My Startling Conversation With Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, zt’l

By Rabbi Benzion Scheinfeld Educator and Director of Camp Kanfei Nesharim Throughout my life, since high school, I had almost idolized Rabbi Dr. Twerski, zt’l. Here...

Purim Diet Survival Guide

By Alice Hen Although Purim is only one day long, many dieters or people who are just careful with their intake during the year have...

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