Jedwab: Awakening in the Time of Corona

  After 20 years of doing dentistry, I’ve noticed trends. One particular pattern I’ve seen is that most people jump at the chance to go on the laughing gas. There...

Yochanan Gordon: Fried, Geffen Collaborate on ‘Betzoret’

  Aside from the “Av” that begins both of their first names, or aleph beis if the letters were written in Hebrew, and the fact that Avraham Fried and Aviv...

Yochanan Gordon: Hindsight Is …

By the time this issue is off the presses and in its assigned distribution drop-offs we will know whether or not the forecast for snow was accurate. Predictions have...

Toby Klein Greenwald: The Gift of a Poem for Chanukah

In these days of COVID-19, with many people out of work or cutting back on expenses, I recall a story to remind us what is important in life. One of...

Yochanan Gordon: A Lesson From 35,000 Feet

  My family had occasion this week to travel for the first time since COVID-19 set in. Actually, the last time that we were onboard an aircraft was the first...

Yochanan Gordon: My Essence

This column was born about 11 months ago, in which time I have tried to stay focused on sharing perspectives of this world from the inside out with you,...

Jedwab: My Day in Scranton

  Monday morning, November 2, feels like two lifetimes ago. Our epic day started like this. It was just barely 9 a.m. when I reached out to my friend Michalli;...

I Can’t Vote But You Can!

By Sima Shapiro Growing up in a family where my parents always emphasized the importance of voting in every election, I have always waited eagerly for the day when I...

Gila Jedwab: Hold On to My Freedom

  A Canadian friend watched my Freedom Rally speech on Facebook. She messaged me that it made her cry. “Literally bawling” was what she told me. “Why did it make you...

Gila Jedwab: Invisible Forces

  My brother-in law texted me right after Havdalah. He couldn’t wait. It’s a beautiful thing when loved ones come bearing gifts of insight. I gather them close to my...
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