Purim: The Holiday Of The Heart

Following Shacharis on Sunday morning I sat down to study the first portion of the coming parashah, Tetzaveh, as is the custom, and I noticed something interesting that I...

Houston, We Have A Problem

Down in the Lone Star State last week they were not expecting severe wintry weather. Nor were they expecting a truck from Lakewood, New Jersey, to roll into town...

Friday Purim: A Purim Shpiel

(We open in a backyard on the corner of a block—which is a “backyard” only in that it’s off the back door of the house, adjacent to what those...

Mindbiz

Dear Esther, What do you do when you think your close friend is behaving badly? Shira and I have been really close friends for over 15 years and have gone...

DATING FORUM

Question My husband and I are from the New York area. We are yeshivish, but right after we got married, my husband got a chinuch job out of town and...

Broken But Fixable

By Malkie Hirsch A couple of months after Moshe died, things in our house started breaking. And I don’t mean the color printer (which hasn’t worked in months). I mean the...

News From the Hills

Israel is experiencing controversy with the United States. Ben Gurion Airport is closed except for limited emergency flights to bring Israelis back to Israel or for others who need...

Ti”z The Season

We all know the Chazal, Mi Shenichnas Adar Marbim B”simcha. We also know that this time of year there is a great need for the not so fortunate amongst...

Queen Esther Revisited: A Heroic Story Of Personal Transformation

By Alanna Apfel One of the things that I appreciate most about Judaism is that with each yom tov, we have the opportunity to take time and reflect on our...

Arabs And Jews

Rabbi Elie Abadie was previously based in New York, where, over the years, he was the spiritual leader of two different shuls, including the Safra Synagogue in Manhattan. The...
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