To the Editor: Should Secular Education in Religious Schools Be Funded by Government?

Schools And Separation Dear Editor, Should the secular education in religious schools get funded by the “state?” It seems that if a new regulation passes in New York State, that is...

Bagel Store: A Bissel Shtisel

They are actors playing parts that are distant from their real lives. And for those of you who have become aficionados of the Netflix series "Shtisel," that might be...

Dating Forum: Shabbos Is Lonely As a Single Person

  Question I just turned 40. I’m not a shiksa and I’m not a modern girl either, but Shabbos is very boring and lonely when you are single at my age....

Editor: Israel at a Crossroad

  This week’s election in Israel achieved nearly the same result as the election in April. It appears at this point that neither of the major parties will be able...

Malkie Hirsch: Take My Hand

By Malkie Hirsch Abba Kloc extended his open hand to Gavi as he exited the house on the beautiful Shabbos morning last week. Gavi gratefully grabbed it, and together, in...

My Journey: Striving To Do Better

By Michele Herenstein A couple who are close friends of mine were having their parents visit them from New York. They were beyond courteous, acting out the mitzvah of respecting...

Mindbiz: How Can I Get My Husband to Appreciate My Contributions?

  Dear Esther, I have been happily married for almost 25 years. My children are all healthy and succeeding in their various stages of life. They attend the finest yeshivot and...

Yid Parenting: The Rebbe’s Role

Q. I’m a rebbe in a yeshiva (I prefer not to give the location.) I’m asking the following questions not only as a third-grade rebbe but also as a...

Book Review: ‘The Neshamah Should Have An Aliyah’

Book Review: “The Neshamah Should Have An Aliyah,” By Rabbi Tzvi Hebel The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult and traumatic events one can face. Many...

From the Editor: Election Question?

  Next Tuesday, Israelis go to the polls once again to vote for a new Knesset or, more likely, for a Knesset similar to that which currently exists. The impressions most...
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