Mobile Assistants

For many years, there was a store on Central Avenue that sold and serviced mobile phones. There was a large Verizon sign outside, which led me to believe that...

Mindbiz: Overwhelmed By Helping Others

  Dear Esther, Someone once called me a “help-aholic.” At the time, I wasn’t really sure if he was giving me a compliment or an insult. I related to the title...

Computers 102: It’s A Software Problem

  We now begin Part II of our tutorial on how to set up your new computer, mostly based on secondhand knowledge. We started this topic last week, and are...

Survival Football, Week Two

By Mo Krigsman Wow, what an eventful opening weekend in the NFL. As I mentioned last week, there is just too much uncertainty and turnover on an annual basis to...

Apartment Hunting in Israel During Chol Ha’moed

By Gedaliah Borvick A client wanted to go apartment hunting in Jerusalem during chol ha’moed Pesach but was unsure whether according to halachah he may do so. I told him...

Change for the Better?

Dear Esther, When Abe and I started dating, a big part of our courtship revolved around food. Honestly, we both love to eat! We loved trying new restaurants and considered...

Not At Risk: Education As A Work Of Heart

  By Yaakov (Jack) Bieler Imagine a school where the students determine when they come and go to school, what subjects they study, and how many exams they take. A school...

The Way It Is: Remote Learning

It has been three months since I have stepped into a store, gotten a haircut or manicure, or played mah-jongg or canasta. I may make a recording to be...

Queen of Deals Dishes About New Stores, Local Bargains

Let me introduce myself. My name is Elisheva Baum but my friends call me the “Queen of Deals” because I have always been interested in deals. I mean, who...

She Asked For It!

By Dr. Shani Verschleiser, AuD. LMSW Have you ever had an experience that left you confused and a bit shaky? I did recently, and it seemed it was because of...
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