Tishri 19, 5780, 10/18/2019

A Very Personal Trip to Prague

By Toby Klein Greenwald A few months before September 11, 2001, I discovered a month ago through a distant cousin that I had relatives who died...

Halachic Musings: 19 Sukkos Rulings of Rav Elyashiv

Sukkos is upon us, and we are bereft of the gedolim of yesteryear. Not to fret, however, because we still have sefarim that tell...

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  This year, I built the most pasul sukkah I’ve ever built in my life. And I built it in June. Every year, my kids’ school...

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  We have had all kinds of sukkahs over the years, and they all served us well. Another thing about those sukkahs to discuss is...

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Mindbiz: Why Won’t My Daughter Accept My Help?

Dear Esther, When our daughter Sara brought home Moe, my husband and I were not impressed from the start. There was something about him that...

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From the Editor: Law and Mercy

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Editor’s Blog: Our Education Crisis

Rabbis have written opinion pieces warning that children in the yeshiva community are under siege by the New York State Education Department. They were...

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Editor’s Blog: Larry Gordon Heads to the Polls

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