Light In The Darkness

By Devorah Kaplan   On Wednesday, February 14, the world went dark. Again. The tragic murder of 14 young children and 3 teachers, shot down in cold blood in the very...

Night Flower

By Esther Rapaport Chapter 5 Part I She had just settled onto the couch, sefer in hand, when the phone rang yet again. How could she lower the volume of the ringer? Elka....

Kids At Kiddush II

By Rabbi Yitzie Ross Q: You mentioned the topic of the shul kiddush in last week’s column, and my wife and I have a related question. We have no problem going...

MindBiz

Friends And Neighbors By Esther Mann Dear Esther, We and three other couples moved into the neighborhood at about the same time years ago. We immediately became good friends as did our children,...

DATING FORUM

By Baila Sebrow Question I’ve been in the dating scene for close to five years. The guys I go out with all sound great and sometimes even seem great, too—until I get...

A Hair-raising Scheme

By Hannah Berman My television was on. It’s always on when I am alone in the house. And, as always, it was set to a news station with the volume on...

Even The Most Broken Pieces Can Be Put Back Together

By Chanie Hertz Torah Academy For Girls Ever since I was little, no matter where I went, people would stare at me. Some would laugh and others would pity me, whispering...

Emily Dickinson And Her Work

By Daniel Singer HAFTR Class of 2021 Emily Dickinson is considered by many to be the greatest American female poet, due to her unique writing style. Throughout her short life, Dickinson...

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Socially Acceptable Outerwear

By Mordechai Schmutter Purim costumes are a lot of fun. We should wear them all the time, right? Wait, why don’t we wear them all the time? Well, I guess we’d get...
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By Malkie Hirsch Moshe’s birthday was January 23, 1979. I used to joke, once I got to know him better, that his birthday was so fitting...

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(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

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