State Of Mind: Yom Kippur

   Dear Elisheva, My problem is on a low simmer most of the time, but Yom Kippur time it always explodes. I know that I have an intense personality. I’ve always...

Dream On!

A call came in last week from a homeowner asking me to come and see his house, since he was ready to sell it and wanted me to market...

Rosh Hashanah Recollections

Rosh Hashanah is here and there is so much to think about and to articulate. The question is where to start. Where will these first few words of this...

Part Two

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch I get nostalgic around this time of year. And although I’m sure many people can share in my sentiments during this time when we celebrate the...

Happy New Election Year

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed sentiments of hope for the future regardless of what happens in the 2022 midterm elections in a few weeks. At a reception in...

Grapes Of Kedushah

By Talmidah Y In the years preceding seminary, I made a lot of calculations: My year will be the 56th year of Israeli-controlled Yerushalayim. I’ll be there for the 75th...


This column that I have utilized to share my ideas with you, my dear readers, has run for about three years. At the outset, I must admit, I was...

Setting The Stage: Israel Edition

Preparing a house for sale is a subject I have addressed more than once, but boy, was I surprised when I opened an Israeli newspaper (while vacationing in Israel)...

Dating Forum: Broken Engagement

Question A great shidduch was suggested for my daughter. We’ve had an eye on this boy for a while, but whenever we asked a shadchan to redt the shidduch, this...

Hay Is For Horses

As a child, if for some reason I called to someone by saying, “Hey,” my mother would say, “Hay is for horses!” Like many other expressions my elders used, I...
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