Home prices on a high

The housing market is sizzling this summer.Home prices surged 12.2 percent in May compared with last year, the biggest annual gain in seven years, according to a report from...

Vitamix Inspiration

By Elke Probkevitz They say a Vitamix completely changes your perception of what a blender can do. I’ve only had mine for about a week, and I would definitely agree....

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...

Not Black Or White, But Mostly Gray

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko The 5TJT has many interesting columns about a variety of things. I frequently have enjoyed Hannah Reich Berman’s column, “That’s The Way It Is.” With a...

The LI Kosher BBQ Championship

By Elke Probkevitz You can’t have summer in America without good old-fashioned barbecue competitions. Just as the leaders in kosher cuisine are keeping up with other aspects of food evolution,...

Dieting, Anyone?

When I think of dieting, it reminds me of that old W.C. Fields remark, “Quitting smoking was the easiest thing to do, and the proof is I’ve done so...

Priorities, Part 2

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko Last time, I asked about your photographic priorities. Here are some additional aspects to think about. Some studios give loose photos–prints–like an 11” × 14” and wallets....

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...

Summer Shabbos Meals

Shabbos in the summer is so beautiful, you almost want to pick up your meal and move it outdoors. And who says you can’t? With the day so long,...

Easy Grilling

By Elke Probkevitz Grilling is the simplest, most basic cooking method there is. Before there was any fancy equipment or the latest stainless-steel range, cooking was always just the food...
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