I’m Not Strong Alone

By Malkie Hirsch “You’re so strong.” Am I? Why? Because G-d chose that we would go through such an immense tragedy? Because I get out of bed every day and make things as normal...

Dating Forum: Don’t Wait for Others to Suggest a Shidduch

Question I am the mother of a great boy, and no one understands why someone like him is still unmarried. I think I know what the problem is, and please...

Yochanan Gordon: Paying for the Million Dollar Masmid

  By Yochanan Gordon A “Headlines” episode hosted by businessman and author David Lichtenstein recently raised some eyebrows. The show’s title was “Marrying for Money in Halachah and Hashkafah” and it...

Yid Parenting: Do You Know Hatzalah’s Number By Heart?

Dear Readers, One of the most popular questions I receive is: what are the most important things to know when starting a family? There are so many answers to that...

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Opens New Office In Elmhurst

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, the largest private radiology practice on Long Island, opened its third facility in Queens on Monday, June 11. The office is located at 88-12 Queens Boulevard, directly...

The Way It Is: Thou Shalt Not Hate

    Having been born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, I attended the Providence Hebrew Day School. It was the first and, at the time, only day school in the...

From the Editor: Finally Deported

By Larry Gordon He is finally gone, deported from the United States to Germany for serving as a Nazi camp guard who oversaw the murder of 6,000 Jews in one...

Dating Forum: Too Skinny for Shidduchim?

  Question Everyone feels bad for girls who are heavy. People give them chizuk and advice about diet and exercise. And they also get mad at boys who say no to...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Growing the Five Towns

Those in other parts of the Jewish world — that means anywhere outside of the Five Towns — may not be aware that the various enclaves and neighborhoods here...

The Kiddush Club Crisis

By Yochanan Gordon It seems that for anything to get attention in the Jewish community, it needs to be termed a “crisis.” Thankfully, from a literary point of view, the...
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