Shanah Bet

I would like to ask the klal a question. How many of you thought I was going to Stern this semester? (I’ll raise my hand for this one.) After my...

Who Are You Davening For?

By Rabbi Zvi Gluck It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. Maybe you spent Elul mentally preparing yourself for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, thinking back over the...

Keeping Up With The Joneses: What Exactly Are We Jonesing For?

This holiday season is probably my favorite. The energy of the upcoming New Year and all of its promise makes me feel more spiritual than usual, which I like)....

Dating Events: For Profit Or Purpose?

Question Baruch Hashem, the summer is over. Do you know how much money I spent on singles events since June? More than most people earn. I got a few dates...

Meeting Needs

DISCLAIMER: The following column is a composite of several different experiences I have had with clients. It does not depict a specific encounter. This story is not about you! There...

Songs To Remember

Rosh Hashanah is once again upon us. If only there were some warning. And even though we mostly think about the seriousness of the day, we cannot forget that...

School Daze

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch It’s not a stretch to hear about someone local who has 10 siblings but in the secular world, it’s a bit more uncommon. I recall a scene...

Notes On A New Year

It seems that the New Year has a way of sneaking up on you. You just look around and it’s right there in front of you. One of the important...

Have A Seat

We like sitting in the back of the shul where it is quiet, there is less clamor, more privacy, and where you can just be introspective and daven. Rosh Hashanah...

Dating Forum: Young Mother

Question Most of my friends just started dating, and I am a 21-year-old divorced woman. There is no available shidduch for me because, on top of being divorced, I also...
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Sukkot: A Step Toward Unity in Israel

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