Mel Gibson to Play ‘Rothchild’ in Upcoming Film

By GABE FRIEDMAN - JTA Shia LaBeouf and Mel Gibson will star in “Rothchild,” a dark comedy about New York’s super rich. LaBeouf plays Becket Rothchild, who was cast out from the family. As...

Hanukkah Cookie Column From Eileen Goltz

SLICE OF LIFE BY EILEEN GOLTZ Hanukkah and cookies are two words that always seem to go together (along with latkes and sofganyot, of course). We all have family favorites...

Camp Munk pays tribute to Rabbi Eli Munk

  With the camp season in full swing, parents are gearing up for visiting day. Nostalgia sets in; “Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were campers and staff members?” For...

Pilgrims to Uman Likely Brought Measles Back to Israel

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s measles outbreak took off in September after thousands of mostly Hasidic Orthodox pilgrims brought the virus back from Uman, Ukraine. Tens of thousands of...

Does Social Media Dictate Our Happiness?

By Tamara Hirsch, LMFT With the start of the New Year, I began wondering if social media makes me depressed. Do I have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)? As I...

Slice of Life: Shavuos Dessert Lasagnas

  By Eileen Goltz Shavuos is one of those culinary-centric holidays where everyone is trying to outdo everyone else with crazy, over-the-top dairy recipes, and anyone who is lactose intolerant gives...

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah With Celebratory Wines

By Gabriel Geller The year 5776 is coming to its end, as is the harvesting season for many wineries. The growth of the kosher wine...

Urgent Need At Israel’s Soroka Medical Center

Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva is Israel’s only major medical center for the entire Negev region, and one of Israel’s most strategic institutions. It offers outstanding medical care...

How To Praise A Child

By Zahava Goldstein Praising a child may appear to be simple, but the wording used is essential to the message we are trying to convey. As parents, we often tell...

Dating Forum: Whom Should I Trust When Looking Into Dates?

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 we knew it, we had...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

Cuomo: 10 ZIP Codes Account for 25% of New COVID Infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

Simcha Is Essential. Drink Wine.

By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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