Malkie Hirsch: Keeping the Person I Want to Be

I’m sure I said and did some crazy things during the week of shivah. And really, there’s no normal in that case; there’s no predicting how each person will...

DATING FORUM

Question My relationship with Rivky (not her real name) had its “ups and downs.” One recurring theme, however, stuck in my craw—her obsession with status, being constantly concerned about what...

Other Side Of The Bench: Need For Pain Relief

  In my 20s, I had the tremendous pleasure to serve as the regional director of the Central East region of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth. Looking back, it...

Not Against Bennett

By Larry Gordon This new government in Israel may not work out even over the short term, but it is an interesting experiment. It is difficult to say that this is...

Dating Forum: Can My Son Handle a Sick Wife?

  My son is dating a lovely young lady who has a chronic condition requiring lifelong medication. Even with medication, she has bad days when she is bedridden. My son...

Top-seeded Treat

By Rabbi Sebrow The Kol Bo writes that there is a custom to eat zironim on Purim night. Zironim is commonly translated as legumes or seeds. The seeds are reminiscent of...

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...

Letters to the Editor: Catskills and Kashrus

Thriving In The Catskills Dear Editor, In the Heard in the Bagel Store column (“Catskills Diary,” July 10) you wrote, “Most of them — except in Woodbourne — are rundown...

Israeli Real Estate: How to Buy on Paper

By Gedaliah Borvick We are involved in property sales throughout Israel, many of which are of existing homes. However, since demand for quality housing greatly outstrips supply, hundreds of our...

CONSTRUCTION CONUNDRUM

By Larry Gordon There are two sides to every story and an equal number if not more to every construction project. There is always construction going on somewhere; some projects...
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Orthodox Union’s Impact Accelerator Awards Five Jewish Communal Organizations Innovation Grants

New York, June 27, 2022 – Medical school, law school and other professional programs offer paths to lucrative careers. But due to their time-consuming...

Motherhood Methodology And Minefields

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch Motherhood is an emotional minefield sometimes. I can be doing the most ordinary task and suddenly, I find myself in a puddle...

CONSTRUCTION CONUNDRUM

By Larry Gordon There are two sides to every story and an equal number if not more to every construction project. There is always construction...

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