Malkie Hirsch: Making Plans

By Malkie Hirsch We had plans. Things to look forward to in the future, while raising the beautiful family we created together. The Sunday lunches we’d embark upon once the boys would...

Dear Dini,

By Malkie Hirsch She got married before me and had her first child before me; basically, she didn’t fight the adulting portion of life like I did. In fact, the...

‘The Empty Wagon’: A Review Of R’ Yaakov Shapiro’s Attack on Zionism

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro’s "The Empty Wagon" is one of the most controversial books to hit the Orthodox world in decades. Its 1,373 pages deal with the...

The Karpoff Difference

By Larry Gordon Sometimes there are things in life that are just too difficult to get done—and that is where Marilyn Karpoff comes into the picture. Marilyn has a fascinating story...

From Good To Great: YU Online Course Teaches Rabbis The Art Of Public...

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future and affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) recently launched “Drashas and Shiurim: From Good to Great,” a continuing rabbinic...

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...

Loneliness vs. Solitude

By Malkie Hirsch “Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” —Paul Tillich It’s funny how last week I wrote all about meeting the coolest...

Ha’Sameiach B’Chelko

By Malkie Hirsch I’m so lucky. Yes, you read that correctly. Me. I’m the lucky one. I get to see the most beautiful parts of people when they give selflessly of...

About Parental Alienation

By Larry Gordon At least five years ago, the son of a friend of mine was redd a shidduch by a semiprofessional shadchan. My friend related to me that the...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Shidduch Fraud

Why is it that in these somewhat advanced and contemporary times we  allow the idea of seeking matrimonial matches for our children — shidduchim — to be equated with...
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