Internet Overexposure: Open Letter to My Student’s Parents

By Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Leibowitz I am writing this letter on behalf of your son. As I’m sure you know already, your son is an extremely bright and talented young man....

Amudim Video ‘This Is Not Us’ Tackles Pushback When Reporting Sexual Abuse

Amudim's newest video, This Is Not Us, tackles the difficulties victims and their families encounter when reporting sexual abuse in the Jewish community. https://vimeo.com/337408766 The video shows a frum mother, father...

Learning New Ways to Stop Being Challenged By ADHD

By Debbie Ginsberg Founder, OrganizeU4Life.com Often a neuro-atypical individual deals with racing thoughts, inattentiveness, or day-dreaming, making it a challenge to follow lessons in school or know how to stay on...

Malkie Hirsch: Loving Life, Loving Yourself

By Malkie Hirsch In the past four months I’ve read and reread “The Thing Is” by Ellen Bass several times. When people stop me to explain that the words I write...

Boundaries For Our Kids: They’re Worth It

By Jacob Rubinstein The Netziv in last week’s parashah (14:41–43) exhorts us to synchronize our prodigious action at the moment Hashem indicates specific action is required. The first mitzvah we...

Children’s Privacy: Fortnite Addiction And Amazon Echo Data Storage

By Jacob Rubinstein While technological advancements continue to enhance efficiency and productivity throughout our daily happenings, it is uncontroverted that the dangers of digital innovation present augmented and wider-ranging risks...

Malkie Hirsch: Shabbos Party

  By Malkie Hirsch Yesterday was a particularly busy Shabbos day. Once upon a time, with Moshe at the helm, this was commonplace. It would be a nonstop parade in the Hirsch...

YUConnects Kicks Off Long Island Event at Beth Sholom

  On Sunday, May 19, 200 people gathered for a community symposium at Congregation Beth Sholom. “When Our Children Date: The Complex Role of Parents” covered a wide array of...

Is the Divorce Rate Among Young Couples on the Rise?

By Esther Schonfeld “Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.” –Albert Einstein When I attend a wedding everyone always...

Rules For Riding The Elevator

By Mordechai Schmutter When you get into an elevator, you must immediately turn around and face the door. This is non-negotiable. Everyone has to face this direction. This is...
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