Berman: It’s The Solstice, Silly

  My beloved mother, of blessed memory, had a calendar concept all her own. The memory of this comes to me every year just before Labor Day. Along with most...

The Way It Is: Thou Shalt Not Hate

    Having been born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, I attended the Providence Hebrew Day School. It was the first and, at the time, only day school in the...

Schmutter: Chain Of Events

Sometimes, as a parent, there comes a time when you have to step up and be the hero, even if you have to make it up as you go...

The Way It Is: Problem With ‘No Worries’

  What happened to the expressions we once used, expressions that made sense? For years, when people wanted to indicate that they were disinterested in something or didn’t care about...

Schmutter: Heads Up!

I write a safety article every year during the Nine Days, and everyone thinks, “OK, so I won’t do anything dangerous.” But things can still happen, chas v’shalom, even...

Schmutter: Building a Border Wall

  My wife and I are building a border wall, and we’re making the Mexicans pay for it. Well, technically we’re paying for it, but the Mexicans are building it....

The Way It Is: Visiting Day, Recreated

  As I described a couple weeks ago in this column (“Visiting Day, Revisited,” July 19,) the experience I had during a camp visiting day many years ago was so...

Schmutter: A Camp Newsletter

  Whew! Another exciting week has come and gone at Camp Zareinu V’Chaspeinu! We, the head staff, are literally falling off our feet, and we’re not sure if our hearing...

The Way It Is: Give Me Some Space

  There are times when people don’t think before they speak. When that happens it may cause hurt feelings to the listener. Occasionally, it gets out of hand and leads...

Taking the Shul on the Road

My shul is moving. To be fair, it’s been “moving” for about two years now. But it’s actually moving as I’m writing this. I’m supposed to be helping. We’ve been...
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  The week of February 4 was designated as PAUSE — Pausing and Understanding Speech’s Effect — Week at the Stella K. Abraham High School...

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Ninth graders at  the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls had a great time “painting the night” on motzaei Shabbat, February 8. Led...

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THE JERUSALEM POST -- An Israeli couple who had been traveling aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship were diagnosed with coronavirus on Sunday morning and are...

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