Dating Forum: Looking Outside Your Circle

  Question I see so much hypocrisy that I just want to scream! I’m a nice frum girl who went to Bais Yaakov schools and camps. My father davens three times...

Dating Forum: Whom Should I Trust When Looking Into Dates?

Question I met this cool gal on one of those Facebook groups for singles. I commented on something in a thread, she responded, and before we knew it, we had...

From the Editor: Masked Confusion

If you don’t like wearing a mask or you are uncomfortable wearing one, that’s just too bad. What if you don’t like stopping at red lights? Do you just...

My Journey: Smiling Through Coronavirus

  I’ve wondered why people aren’t smiling back at me, even though I smile at most people most of the time. I finally realized that I can only see other...

Seidemann: When Democracy Becomes Hypocrisy

I begin by wishing a happy birthday to my third daughter, who turned 20 this week. Who would have believed that when she turned 20 in the year 2020...

Mindbiz: When Do We Start the Next Chapter?

  Dear Esther, I know that many people are taking different lessons from this pandemic, and they are not all the same. I’m 69 years old and my husband is 71....

J.B. Handley: Vexed Over Vaccines

By J.B. Handley I am the author of the bestselling book, How to End the Autism Epidemic, which was released by Chelsea Green Publishing in September. I read publisher/editor Larry...

Malkie Hirsch: Growing Up Gordon

I don’t recall exactly what I was doing when I received a phone call from my sister a few weeks before Dovid’s bar mitzvah, but I’d safely assume I...

Yochanan Gordon: Ellent In Ellenville

I was looking for an attractive alliteration with which to title this article. There’s a relatively old movie called Sleepless in Seattle, which kept coming to mind when seeking...

Bagel Store: Catskills Redux

It rained like mad on Sunday night. And as long as we are on the subject of being mad, following the intense rainstorm the sky was decorated with the...
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