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...

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...

A Chipped Glass

By Malkie Hirsch Oftentimes, when I’m approached by someone about my writing or my social media platform, they’ll use the words “real,” “raw,” or “honest” to describe my writing, content,...

Ivanka Trump in the News and Halachah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Recently, some Jewish websites and print publications published a rewrite of a Vanity Fair piece on Ivanka Trump. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency's piece was penned by...

Halachic Musings: Good and Bad of a Second Kashrus Organization

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Last week three area establishments announced they would give up their supervision by Vaad HaKashrus of the Five Towns and join a new hashgacha, Mehadrin of...

Should Halacha Allow People to Carry Weapons in Shul?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The horrific tragedy in a Conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Shabbos morning that left 11 people dead should cause us, perhaps, to rethink the manner...

My Story With The Rebbe

By Yochanan Gordon This Shabbos, Parashas Korach, marks the 25th year since the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. I have used this space in previous years to pen my personal...

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...

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...

Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You About Social Media Anti-Jewish Hatred

By Cindy Grosz I hate to say it, but it was just a matter of time until antisemitism on social media erupted into violence. Since August, I have been reporting about...
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