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Sukkos is upon us, and we are bereft of the gedolim of yesteryear. Not to fret, however, because we still have sefarim that tell...
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...
Yom tov is here, and many of us are enjoying a break from our usual daily routines. This might also be an essential opportunity...
We have had all kinds of sukkahs over the years, and they all served us well. Another thing about those sukkahs to discuss is...
“Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask you: Have you read 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert?” she asked with a sparkle in her eye, as...
Question Everyone feels bad for girls who are heavy. People give them chizuk and advice about diet and exercise. And they also get mad at...
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that 8 to 11 percent of the population suffers from a condition known as spinal stenosis. As...
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...
Summer is officially over, and this season tends to be one of the most hectic in terms of purchases. Whether shopping for school supplies,...
By Larry Gordon The 6:46 a.m. train to Penn Station was running on time — until something happened just before the Forest Hills station. It’s...
One of the themes of the Rosh Hashanah observance is G-d’s plan to create our world based exclusively on law. It seems that from...
All it takes is someone innocently asking for Moshe and I’m reduced to tears. Someone who’s from out of town but has been here in...
Dear Esther, Not long ago, I attended my 30-year high-school reunion. Somehow, we skipped the 10- and 20-year marks, but some women decided it was...
Question We are a regular frum family, and my son is dating a girl who seems lovely but comes from a non-frum, broken home. She...
My husband and I have been avid readers of your blog for the past few years. We generally agree with most of your advice,...
It was a break from the usual routine and an opportunity to reconnect with friends who live in Manhattan. But it was also more...
By Malkie Hirsch About a month after Moshe passed, my friend’s sister reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in meeting with...
Their political opponents do not just want to score victories over them in fair and democratic elections. Their goal in both the case of...
Dating Question I am a 27-year-old woman, and I’ve never been married, though I was engaged once. It feels like I went out with every guy...
Dear Esther, I have a friend whom I’ll call Cindy. I really like her a lot. She has a great personality, I always feel so...
Question: This week, we started Selichos. My father used to wake me up once I was in first grade to take me to shul at...
Doubts About Nadler's Good Intentions Dear Editor, Regarding “Congressman Nadler Cancels” (From the Editor, September 6), I believe that you are mistaken when you say, “…Mr....
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The Anti-Defamation League has announced that Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, pledged a gift of $2.5 million to the organization in support...
by Dalia Abott, LMSW, RD We all have it. That scale style. First thing in the morning, undressed, right foot first, two times for an...
By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem The two holidays on the Jewish calendar symbolizing the most simcha (joy) are coming upon us. Sukkos and Shemini Atzeres–Simchas Torah...
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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