Changing Seasons

By Larry Gordon In yeshiva, being a sports fan, and especially a baseball fan, was an acceptable pastime. For some reason, though, the line was drawn at collecting baseball cards,...

A Fishy Story

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch Death has this funny way of sneaking up on people at the most unexpected of times. Not to say that any time of the year is an...

The Jews Of Afghanistan

By Larry Gordon The one Jew who lived in Afghanistan over these tumultuous years has finally moved out. Zablon Simantov lived in an old shul building in Herat, and though...

Internalizing G-d’s Sovereignty

By Yochanan Gordon Sukkos and Shemini Atzeres are the culmination of the holidays of Tishrei, which the Torah refers to as the holidays of the seventh month. The fact that...

Dating Forum

By Baila Sebrow  Question I am the mother of a son who is in shidduchim. I don’t want to make him sound like a “Mama’s boy,” but he is indeed a...

The Rabbis Speak

By Larry Gordon After a year like this, with so many twists and turns and so much up in the air, when a rav stands up before his congregation on...

Rosh Hashanah Reflections

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch I wasn’t much of a student. Ask my mother and she’ll regale you with stories about how I was smart enough but never very motivated to...

War And Peace

By Larry Gordon As I passed his shop on my way to shul, the shoemaker on Kingston Avenue told me that a war had broken out in Israel that Yom...

Father, Have Mercy On Us

By Yochanan Gordon One of the seminal events we read about during the Yom Kippur liturgy is of the twin goats: one is dedicated on high and the other is...

Unsent Letter To My Client Before Rosh Hashanah

Dearest Client, Well, it’s been quite a year. At this time, we have a custom to take interpersonal stock and make amends. Thank you for entrusting me with your thoughts, feelings, and...
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