AN INSPIRING BAGEL

Every now and then it pays to take stock and do an emotional inventory, so to speak. And one of those points of curiosity over the years has been...

Other Side of the Bench: No Free Passes

By David Seidemann It was two months ago today that my wife and I escorted our second daughter down the aisle to be wed. We received the pictures today and...

THINKING OF KISLEV

As I drive around some areas, I still see some sukkahs standing on porches and in front yards. I don’t know if the people in these homes just did...

In Defense Of Ivanka And Jared

By Ben Chouake, MD (Dr. Ben) National President, NORPAC Member of the Board of Multiple Jewish Organizations While I usually try to stay above the fray of partisan criticism, I was personally...

Real Estate with Anessa: What We See in 2020

December came in with a lot of bad news from a variety of places. The first and most disturbing were the terrible tragedies occurring throughout the tristate area, with...

Seidemann: When Democracy Becomes Hypocrisy

I begin by wishing a happy birthday to my third daughter, who turned 20 this week. Who would have believed that when she turned 20 in the year 2020...

Only Hashem Knows Reason for Pittsburgh Massacre

By Yochanan Gordon The unfortunate events that unfolded in Pittsburgh on Shabbos at the Tree of Life synagogue have been addressed by many people from divergent angles. There is the...

Seidemann: Summer of Insanity

  The gavel came crashing down and with it the hopes and dreams of children who wanted to go upstate for summer camp. Kids who needed a break from their...

Halachic Musings: Presidential Prayer

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every day the headlines are blaring the latest testimony in the House impeachment process. Jews who recognize and are appreciative of the president’s actions are certainly...

News From the Hills: Black Community Needs New Leadership

  The black community needs new leadership. Many years ago, when Al Sharpton was rabble-rousing in Crown Heights, I read an article that said leadership in the black community perpetuates...
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