Underage Drinking on Purim – Solutions, Tips and Guidelines

by Sol Auerbach Let me start by saying that in no way are these guidelines and tips meant to encourage underage boys and girls to drink on Purim. The ideal...


Jews around the world prepare to get your celebration mode in gear, it’s time for Purim!! Head to your nearest synagogue, crank up your graggers and get ready to...

Kallah Teachers, BRCA Testing, and Surgery

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every so often a medical issue comes to the fore that urgently needs to be addressed.  The prevention and minimization of disease is a biblical imperative....

The Kosher Food And Wine Experience 2014

By David Kerem It’s no longer a well-kept secret that the kosher wine industry has experienced a renaissance in recent years. The nearly 1,500 people that participated in this year’s...

Beating The Winter Blues

By Dr. Rachel Lowinger With muddy slush melting occasionally, only to make room for the next layer of snow, and gray skies forming the daily background of our mornings, the...

Ultimate Kosher Foodie Experience

By Elke Probkevitz The kosher event of the year has once again invited us in and fed us to our hearts’ content. It was an event for those in the...

One Size Does Not Fit All: Testing Your Metabolic Rate

By Dr. Bo Rosenblat Chief Physician for Dr. Bo’s Diet Have you ever looked at the nutrition labels on the food you eat? Or used the “calories burned” icon on the...

Entry-Level Marriage

By Five Towns Marriage Initiative In this week’s parashah, Moshe commands the nation regarding the construction of the Mishkan and asks for people to come to work on its construction:...

Getting Drunk On Purim

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is one halachah that parents just don’t like at all. It is also one that they do not really have an answer for. “But Mom,...

Pain Abounds

By Rav Aryeh Z. Ginzberg Chofetz Chaim Torah Center Wherever I go–the local bagel store, simchas, and even the neitz minyan at the Kotel–people ask, “Rabbi Ginzberg, how come you haven’t...

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