Imma Dearest: The Look of Chemo

By Imma Dearest Cancer really brings up all our pride and prejudices about looks. I hope to not be judgmental, but i get a little scared when I see people...

Bagel Store: Never Alone

  More than three decades ago, when we were still residing in Brooklyn, I was sitting in shul shortly after Mussaf on Shabbos. At my table was a retired professor...

My Journey: Volunteers Who Shine

  We often see the uniqueness and special qualities of a person in times of distress or chaos. These people stand out because while most people are panicking, they are...

Malkie Hirsch: Breathe Easy

  I draw the air into my lungs and hold it there for a few counts. Early on in the infancy of this pandemic, I heard this action would indicate that...

From the Editor: Thanking Benny Gantz

By Larry Gordon The global virus notwithstanding, and after almost a year of campaigning and voting in elections, Israel now has a government, and — for now anyway — Benjamin...

E-Dating in the Era of Social Distancing

Question I used to say no to girls who were geographically undesirable. If a girl lived anywhere more than a 15-minute drive away, I would say no if I was...

Mindbiz: Trauma and Coronavirus

  Dear Esther, We are living in a unique moment in time. We have seen ice-skating rinks and refrigerated 18-wheelers turned into morgues. We are inundated with horror 24/7 thanks to...

Ashley Blaker Looking Forward to Empty Seats at JW3!

In the midst of a national lockdown, there’s never been a greater need for an event to lift the community’s spirits. That’s why this Sunday (April 5) at 3:00 p.m....

Imma Dearest: It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To

My birthdays have been subdued since I got married. I guess it was another one of those single versus married trade-offs. But this one really takes the cake --...

Bagel Store: Where’s My Kaddish?

  This is something about which I might have sought my mother’s advice. But then I realized that would not work, not under these circumstances. This past Tuesday we marked my...
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