The Way It Is: Newsworthy Resolution

For some reason, even those of us who celebrate Rosh Hashanah as the beginning of the New Year tend to make resolutions on December 31. When we sit in...

Yid Parenting: Time For Tefillah

  My 11-year-old son is resistant to staying in shul for davening on Shabbos morning. Davening takes almost two and a half hours, and he can’t sit still for that...

Real Estate with Anessa: Transitioning to Co-Op Living

When it comes to various lifestyles, everyone’s comfort zone is different. Those who own their single-family home basically live life the way they choose in the comfort of their...

Dating Forum: Will She Let It All Go After Marriage?

Question: I just hit the 40-year-old mark, and I am now considered an alter bachur. I’ve had opportunities to get married, so I can’t blame anyone but myself for my...

Love And Acceptance

By Betty Gulko A struggle all throughout my life was to love myself. Not the superficial kind, but a true, deep, flaws-and-all type of love. Love—what a word. What does...

News From the Hills: Restrictions

  Since before Shemini Atzeret, the Orthodox community has been angry and frustrated with new, more restrictive rules concerning shul attendance. Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have issued new...

Letters to the Editor: Making COVID Worse

Dear Editor, Ever since the beginning of COVID-19, many aspects of our daily routine have been affected negatively or positively. Many people had the opportunity to spend more time with...

Right View: The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 15

  Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. In Part 14 (September 16), Olga and her father arrive at...

Mindbiz: My Married Daughter Spends Too Many Shabbosim With Us

By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, I’m writing about an issue I’m having that most of my friends would love to have! Many of them have the opposite problem. Thank G-d, my...

Boundaries For Our Kids: They’re Worth It

By Jacob Rubinstein The Netziv in last week’s parashah (14:41–43) exhorts us to synchronize our prodigious action at the moment Hashem indicates specific action is required. The first mitzvah we...
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