From the Editor: Here Now the News

  In the 1970s and 80s, there was a newsman on WABC TV in New York who began his nightly broadcasts with the words in this article’s headline. Every night...

The Way It Is: Following Suit

By Hannah Berman Despite the fact that I am by no means what could be called a “fashionista,” my clothes are always neat and clean and I believe that I...


By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, I come from a family that is pretty even-keeled. We are not moody people. For most of my life, I didn’t even understand what it meant...

Mindbiz: Feeling Slighted

  Dear Esther, I got married to Reuven six years ago. At the time, his younger brother Shmuel was 16 years old. He was a sweet kid. I always liked him...

Biden And Bilaam 

By Larry Gordon One interpretation of the biblical name Bilaam, whose odyssey is detailed in last week’s Torah portion, is that this ancient, failed doomsayer was an early version of...

The Way It Is: Give Me Some Space

  There are times when people don’t think before they speak. When that happens it may cause hurt feelings to the listener. Occasionally, it gets out of hand and leads...

Dating Forum Preview: When Age Is More Than a Number

Question: I am a guy in my thirties. When I was younger and started dating, my parents never let me date anyone older than I am or even close to...

Malkie Hirsch: How To Date

I had been feeling restless for a while and had given myself a reasonable timeline on starting to put myself out there in the dating world. I don’t know...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

Recently, I experienced two memorable moments that really touched me and genuinely warmed my heart. The first moment took place after transitioning our children back to their school of...

An Emergency Letter to President Trump

Mr. President: Governor Cuomo has decreed that every single one of our synagogues will be fined $15,000 if we dare to assemble for prayer, starting this coming Friday. This is a...
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Dating Forum: Two Men

Question After much aggravation with dating, I have a problem that most girls my age wish they had. This is my shidduch story. I didn’t...

Out Of Many, One

By Yochanan Gordon “E Pluribus Unum” is a Latin phrase that appears on the dollar bill, which means out of many, one. Yom Kippur, which is...

Teach The Children

Their objective is to undermine the success of yeshiva education and bring it down a few notches—that is, until it reaches the failed levels...


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