Good Shabbos

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch We’ve gotten used to our new Shabbos routine around here. After too many weeks of scrambling to muffle our pain with plans and guests, Jeremy has...

Dovid And Huxley: A Love Story

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch I’ve always been an animal lover, so it should come as no surprise that my children share that same love. They also share the ability to...

Telling Secrets In Public

By Yochanan Gordon What follows is a secret in the sense that it is being written for a specific purpose, to a specific, undisclosed person; however, the message is universal...

Into The Light

By Hillel Fuld Not sure I should be putting this into writing. Since I can remember, I have always been confused by anti-Semitism. I get it—they hate us. But why? Well, Jewish...

The New Neighbors

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch One of the advantages to remaining local to the community you were raised in and having siblings there is the occasional impromptu Shabbos lunch that starts...

Head And Shoulders

This isn’t sponsored content by Procter & Gamble for Head and Shoulders shampoo. As someone who has been selling advertising for this newspaper for over a decade and a...

The Relationship Between Pain And Prayer

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch This past Shabbos, we started learning Rav Melamed’s Peninei Halachah, his sefer on hilchot tefillah. In it, he addresses the technical and halachic requirements of which...

Food For Thought

There’s nothing like a consecutive month’s worth of “Thursdays” (erev yontif/erev Shabbos) to make me realize that I’ve done a great disservice to my kids and their palates. It started...

A Cold Sukkos

By Yochanan Gordon It was in shul on erev Rosh Hashanah when someone in my vicinity was conversing with a friend about how the weather in Uman is similar to...

Dr. Steven Krauss

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch I suffer from opposing thoughts and feelings more frequently than ever before and though I know it all still thankfully falls under the “normal feelings” category,...
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