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I received a message more than a week ago about a time-sensitive issue. The message was accompanied by a photo of a group of men and women, many wheeling...

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When I first met the young lady who was going to be my wife back in 1978, I asked her, “By the way, what does your father do?” Not...

Room Change

As choref z’man nears its end, and with Pesach not far away, it is more than a bit poetic that I am doing what I did when I first...

Calculated Miscalculations

The Netanyahu government should not have deferred to wild, out-of-control street protesters. A country that prides itself in being a sterling democracy cannot function in such a fashion. The shocking...

Like Getting A Root Canal

I just want to make one thing clear: I don’t have anything against dentists per se. The only thing I have against dentists is that whenever I write about...

Bagel Store: The Shul Next Door

Sukkos is here, baruch Hashem, the great holiday of celebrating our personal accomplishments over the prior two weeks — or six weeks, actually — as we refreshed and recalibrated...

Dollar Signs

Some years ago, I transitioned from an old-fashioned garage door to an electric one. It was installed at a considerable cost, but it was well worth it. I was...

Mindbiz: Why Does My Friend Seem Hot and Cold?

  Dear Esther, I have a friend whom I’ll call Cindy. I really like her a lot. She has a great personality, I always feel so good when I’m speaking to...

Avoid Medical Error: A Checklist For Care

The leading cause of death in this country is medical error. And we, the religious Jewish family members of patients, are the leading “pain in the neck” ethnicity at...

From the Editor: Great Men

    I have to admit that at the time I really did not know that I was in the presence of greatness. The enduring and indelible impression that Rabbi Shlomo...
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