The Supreme Court’s Redefinition Of Marriage

Comment And Analysis By 5TJT Staff We are deeply saddened by the trajectory of last week’s Supreme Court ruling concerning the Defense of Marriage Act (a.k.a. “DOMA”). The ruling struck...

Think Small For A Happy Marriage

By Five Towns Marriage Initiative The parashah begins with a discussion of the heroic deed of Pinchas and describes how he acted with zealousness to protect the Jewish people. As...

Marriage Isn’t What It Used To Be

By Rabbi Avi Shafran A number of years ago I shared the essential thought in the essay below, but I believe it’s a thought worth repeating, for the benefit of...

Ten Tenets Of Social Media

A Torah Guide For The Digital Age By Rabbi Gil Student Technology is changing faster today than at any other time in history. These developments affect our lives in many wonderful,...

Some Kind Of Mouse

By Mordechai Schmutter My son Daniel came home with a gerbil the other day. These kids pick up the weirdest things in school. (Yes, his morah sent it home.) It...

A Touching Email From Cell #217

On the eve of his daughter's wedding, COLlive has received an emotional email directly from Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin titled "All yidden Invited to Rubashkin wedding." R' Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, the...

Valuable Lessons From A Five-Year-Old

By Yochanan Gordon I’ve learned to reevaluate the conversations that I have with my kids. While in years past I may have listened half heartedly to the typical shooting-the-breeze talk...

Positive Parenting Strategies At The LY Library, January 7

The Levi Yitzchak Library will present “Positive Parenting Strategies: Three principles parents of teenagers need to know” with Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, M.A., on Monday, January 7, 8:00 p.m. Suggested...

A Portrait Of Three Generations

Photo by The Jerry Meyer Studio On Monday, November 12, at the Eden Palace, the Jerry Meyer Studio reached the milestone of having photographed the weddings of three generations–grandmother, mother,...

A Hurricane Wedding

By Gabriel Solomon LifeCapture Images Being a wedding photographer, I am often asked to describe “the nicest wedding I have ever seen.” Over the past 20 years, I have been to...

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Parashat Vayishlach: Conquest Vs. Possession

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute In this week’s parashah, Yaakov purchases the plot in Shechem where Yosef is later buried. “R’ Yudan bar Simon said:...

Daf: Torah For All

A review of some of this week’s daf yomi key concepts (Parashas Vayishlach – Menachos) Q. What is the nature of a person’s obligation to...

Open-Door Policy

Is there a problem with children coming into their parents’ bedroom? My wife feels that it’s inappropriate, and her parents never let that happen...

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