Bagel Store: Build That (Sukkah) Wall

  We have had all kinds of sukkahs over the years, and they all served us well. Another thing about those sukkahs to discuss is the period of our lives...

Malkie Hirsch: Reading and Writing

“Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask you: Have you read 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert?” she asked with a sparkle in her eye, as she handed it to me. “I...

Dating Forum: Too Skinny for Shidduchim?

  Question Everyone feels bad for girls who are heavy. People give them chizuk and advice about diet and exercise. And they also get mad at boys who say no to...

The Way It Is: Stenosis Solutions

  The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that 8 to 11 percent of the population suffers from a condition known as spinal stenosis. As with just about everything in...

Mindbiz: Why Won’t My Daughter Accept My Help?

Dear Esther, When our daughter Sara brought home Moe, my husband and I were not impressed from the start. There was something about him that didn’t sit right with us....

Real Estate: The Overdraft Trap

  Summer is officially over, and this season tends to be one of the most hectic in terms of purchases. Whether shopping for school supplies, uniforms, or kids’ clothing, or...

Bagel Store: Coffee With the President

By Larry Gordon The 6:46 a.m. train to Penn Station was running on time — until something happened just before the Forest Hills station. It’s been a very long time...

From the Editor: Law and Mercy

One of the themes of the Rosh Hashanah observance is G-d’s plan to create our world based exclusively on law. It seems that from the very start, when He...

Malkie Hirsch: Shanah Tovah Wishes

All it takes is someone innocently asking for Moshe and I’m reduced to tears. Someone who’s from out of town but has been here in the past arrives at the...

Mindbiz: Reunion Dredges Up Negative Feelings

Dear Esther, Not long ago, I attended my 30-year high-school reunion. Somehow, we skipped the 10- and 20-year marks, but some women decided it was long overdue and arranged it....
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Woodmere Fire Department Hosts Fire Prevention Day

  The Woodmere Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors on October 6 to members of the community at its annual Fire Prevention Day. The event...

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