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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Dating Forum: Raped on a Date

Question Something terrible happened to me, and I’ve told no one about it, because they will blame me and say it was my fault. It happened one night on a...

Malkie Hirsch: Life Is Better With Alana

By Malkie Hirsch I’ve heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason Bringing something we must learn And we are led To those who help us most to grow If we...

Dating Forum: Oldest First Has Disastrous Consequences

Question: We are in a terrible bind. My daughter is dating a boy who is not for her, and we feel responsible. She is the oldest child in our family...

Dating Forum: Once a Player, Always a Player?

Question: I got out of a very bad marriage, and I was forced to enter the singles scene. I was hoping that after my divorce, people would make suggestions of...

Bagel Store: Heartbroken

By Larry Gordon “Your father is here; he sees you and will guide you, but you just cannot see him.” Those words were spoken to two of my grandchildren on Friday...
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