From the Editor: Jerusalem Diary

They say it rained like wild here last week. The downpours were torrential and there was flooding in parts of the country. Here in Jerusalem some say there was...

Dating Forum: Can I Lie to Get Redt Shidduchim I Want?

Question I am a bachur in my early twenties. I have never been married; yet, for reasons I don’t know, shadchanim have been asking me to go out with divorced...

Mindbiz: Is Therapy Just for Crazy People?

  Dear Esther, I am a 44-year-old male. I would say I grew up in a functional home with normal, average parents who did their best to raise their three children....

My Journey: Set Up the Singles

  In the world of shidduchim, I think that singles are looking out for themselves. They don’t tend to think of their friends and who they can set them up...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Taking the Lead

It is a confluence of prominent women in the Five Towns and surrounding communities who have been meeting for most of the last year regarding an idea. The project...

Letters to the Editor: What to Do About Antisemitism

Repeal “No Bail” Law Dear Editor, My mother often recounted how her brother, at the young age of 14, arrived home one day, suitcase in hand. He reported that the “shkotzim,”...

From the Editor: The Official Response

  Just about no one wants a war or even a street fight, not in the Golan Heights and not in Crown Heights. Almost suddenly these have become particularly trying and...


By Malkie Hirsch Lately I’ve been noticing how many of our interactions involve posing and answering questions. Some are conversational, like “How’s your day?” Others are more practical: “Do the kids have...

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...

Mindbiz: Is My Daughter Turning Into My Sister?

  Dear Esther, My older sister Anita is in her forties and never got married. Honestly, I’m not so sure she ever will or if she even wants to marry. Regardless,...
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Lauder: Antisemitism Source of Shame After Auschwitz

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ OSWIECIM, Poland (JTA) — Holocaust survivors seeing their grandchildren facing the hatred that nearly killed them is a source of shame for the...

Controversy-Plagued ‘Jewish Nobel’ Cuts Ties With PM Office

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office will no longer be involved with awarding the annual Genesis Prize, self-styled the “Jewish Nobel,”...

Will Dialysis Become a Thing of the Past?

By Ken Stephens A groundbreaking study has shown that it is possible to rejuvenate damaged kidneys and improve their function, a procedure that could reverse...

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