The Way It Is: Binging With Your Eyes

By Hannah Berman Until recently, the term “binge” was almost always associated with food. “Binging” was used to describe the act of mindless overeating. This is no longer the case....

Schmutter: Part of This Complete Breakfast

  One of the most difficult decisions every parent has to make, on a regular basis, is what kind of cereal to buy. It seems pretty trivial, but it’s a...

If You Can’t Beat the System …

Dumb criminals get a bad rap. They make one mistake in their lives — besides for the crimes, obviously — and everyone makes fun of them. If you’re a dumb...

The Way It Is: Eye-Opening Prayer

  I give tzedakah very frequently, and I pray very often. This excessive davening followed up by charitable donations is self-serving. I do both in order to locate items I've...

Schmutter: To Dorm or Not to Dorm

  If you have a son in eighth grade, you’ve probably put some serious thought into where your son is going for high school, unless you work at one. You want...

Aliyah Chronicle: Time With Family

By Shmuel Katz It’s our bar mitzvah year in Israel, and the changes, which once popped up with shocking regularity, are much fewer. And they seem to creep up on...

The Way It Is: Baking Memories

Recently, my oldest grandson asked if I would teach him how to make my onion cookies. “Cookies? They are not cookies! We call them tzibbeleh pletzlach or tzibbeleh kichlach....

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...

Computers 101: It’s A Hardware Problem

In this day and age of computers doing everything for us, one of the few things that we still have to do manually is set up a new computer. This...

The Way It Is: Cable Call

  Because my savvy friend Nechama always knows how to get a bargain or to strike a good deal, I complained to her about the exorbitant cost of my cable....
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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)...

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

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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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