The Emperor’s New Throne

“Throne Together, how can I help you?” “Yeah, hi. I ordered a chair a while back, and it hasn’t come yet … This is the king.” “Please hold.” “Hold? I’m the king!” “Sir?...

The Way It Is: A Purim Proposal

It’s a longstanding tradition to eat hamantaschen on Purim. As with so many of our traditions, there are multiple explanations for the custom, and in the case of hamantaschen,...

Schmutter: I Have a Theme

Every year around this time, we all ask the same basic question: “What do I want to give for mishloach manos this year?” But no one really asks, “What...

Schmutter: Dust To Dust

I know that the past few weeks, my articles have been about family simchas, but not this week. This week, I regret to inform you of the petirah of...

The Way It Is: Master Move

My late father, a truly warm, sincere, and wonderful person, was both a gentleman and a gentle man. He also happened to be a chess master. He played some...

Twins: Buy One Get One

  There are lots of little complications that people don’t think about when someone has twins. We’re just like, “Oh, so cute!” Because two of anything small is cute. That’s...

The Way It Is: It Could Always Be Worse

  There is an oft-used expression that goes like this: “Things could always be worse.” Never has this been more evident than it is right now. I recently vented about...

The Proof Is In The Pictures

  I feel like I need to say that I don’t actually set out to write a wedding column every single year. It just happens to be that I go...

Next Monday In History

Good news! This coming Monday is Presidents’ Day, which is, hands-down, the oldest American holiday that everyone forgets about until the week before. It’s a happy accident on the...

The Way It Is: AOL? LOL!

  For years, my son, Robby, has been making me, and anyone else who is fortunate enough to hear his performances, laugh. It isn’t always a performance. Just listening to...
- Advertisement -

Stay connected

79,203FansLike
1,530FollowersFollow
1,182FollowersFollow

Latest article

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...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Weather

New York
clear sky
59.4 ° F
64.4 °
54 °
59%
0.9mph
1%
Sun
77 °
Mon
70 °
Tue
71 °
Wed
65 °
Thu
79 °

SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!

Get news from the Five Towns Jewish Times in your inbox.

EMAIL

Choose From the Following Newsletter options: