My Journey: Early Risers

By Michele Herenstein It’s 8 a.m. and my day is done. I woke up before five in the morning, closer to four. I was wide awake and hungry, so I got...

The Way It Is: Playing Games

Games are not for everyone. From early childhood on, I was never great at games. My close friend Nancy always beat the pants off me when we would play...

Yid Parenting: Making Kids the Focal Point of the Seder

One of the first questions people ask the morning after the Seder is: “When did your Seder end?” Many people consider it a remarkable achievement to finish at 3...

My Journey: Phones in the Basket

By Michele Herenstein I was on the LIRR last week, squashed into a seat, and the only view I had was of four people across the aisle, all on their cell...

Dating Forum: Can I Trust the Man Who Dumped Me?

Question After my first divorce I met a guy and he became my boyfriend. I thought he was the guy of my dreams. After our third date, he told me...

Mindbiz: Reframe Your Expectations of People Who Don’t Love You

Dear Esther, It’s hard to share this, but I was raised by a mother who, I believe, did not love me. I know that sounds crazy, but I have no...

Dating Forum: Hashkafic Catch-22

Question I am a bachur who has been trying for years to get married. I was raised in a religiously lax home, attended co-ed schools and summer camps, but I...

Mindbiz: How Can I Get More Hours in My Day?

Dear Esther, My husband and I don’t have it easy, though I think that many other young couples have similar pressures — never enough money, dealing with children who often...

Yid Parenting: Making Sense Of Moodiness

Question: My son is in fifth grade in yeshiva, and he’s a wonderful boy (I know I’m biased). Recently, he has been coming home unhappy and seems very down on...

Yid Parenting: Making The Grade

Question: My son’s last report card was absolutely horrendous. He is in sixth grade, and his grades dropped in almost every subject. When my husband and I sat down to...
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Five Towns Community Raises $400,000 for Friends of IDF

  Some 550 community leaders raised $400,000 to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

YUConnects Kicks Off Long Island Event at Beth Sholom

  On Sunday, May 19, 200 people gathered for a community symposium at Congregation Beth Sholom. “When Our Children Date: The Complex Role of Parents”...

Author Judith Kerr Dies Weeks Before Her 96th Birthday

Kerr wrote about the Holocaust in a way children could understand Jewish and German-born British writer and illustrator Judith Kerr died on May 22, 2019...

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