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Working Boy: A Mother-In-Law Responds

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
While my husband and I are all for learning, I feel this entire mindset about full-time learning needs to be re-examined, especially given the uncertain economic times in which we live.

Working Boy (Part II)

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 25, 2016
Do not deride those rabbis or seminary teachers who focus on learning, and by the same token, let us not label yeshivas and seminaries that are supportive of programs committed to learning and work.

Working Boy

17 Heshvan 5777 – November 18, 2016
While Torah is my life, I prefer to continue working rather than learn for a few years and create a glaring gap on my resume. That answer brings me rejection after rejection fro, potential shidduchim

‘Can I Trust Him?’ (Part II)

10 Heshvan 5777 – November 11, 2016
If the young man you’re dating is sincere, he has to demonstrate his commitment now, beginning with regular and intensive Torah study. My experience is that people who put things off rarely deliver.

‘Can I Trust Him?’

3 Heshvan 5777 – November 4, 2016
An engrossing tale of a complex shidduch issue-A wonderful shidduch except for one thing: The wonderful young man is not that observant. What should she do?

How Deep Is Our Faith?

26 Tishri 5777 – October 28, 2016
Our history demonstrates that there is no difficulty, no obstacle, we cannot overcome when we become one with our G-d. We need only allow the light of Hashem to lead us.

Just One Step

19 Tishri 5777 – October 21, 2016
Sukkot is the most universalistic of all festivals. At the same time, however, it is the most particularist of festivals. When we sit in the sukkah, we recall Jewish history

We Can Make A Difference

14 Tishri 5777 – October 16, 2016
How many of our promises are still throbbing in our hearts and how many have been put away with our Yom Kippur machzorim until next year? Commit to making this year COUNT!

A Timeless Message

7 Tishri 5777 – October 9, 2016
Recollections of Yom Kippurs past from the late Rebbetzin Jungreis (ZT"L).

Magic In Jerusalem

27 Elul 5776 – September 30, 2016
Whatever the town or city or world capital our people temporarily call home, a Jew rediscovers himself in Jerusalem.

A Himmel Geshrai

19 Elul 5776 – September 22, 2016
As Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur approach and we appeal to Hashem for a blessed New Year, we also prepare for the awesome moment when we will all stand before Almighty G-d.

How Will You Pray?

13 Elul 5776 – September 16, 2016
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are almost here. How will you pray? How will you reunite with your Heavenly Father? Will your visit with Him have meaning, or will it be a meaningless empty ritual?

Changing Ourselves To Change Others

22 Av 5776 – August 25, 2016
The time has come for all of us to change, to become the people our Creator meant us to be. Instead of working on others, let us work on ourselves.

I’m Afraid

15 Av 5776 – August 19, 2016
I’m afraid. People do not understand, but what I fear is our own people – yes, our own people who have forgotten who we are, who no longer remember that we Jews stood at Sinai

Nothing Is As Simple As It Looks

8 Av 5776 – August 11, 2016
G-d’s discipline is never punitive, it is corrective: the Torah tells us that G-d chastises us even as a father chastises his children.

No Child Should Be A Castaway

1 Av 5776 – August 4, 2016
I have dealt with many teenagers who have been cast out of their homes and schools. I must emphasize that the most potent way to reach them is with berachos and love. I am not saying this is easy

The Guarantors

22 Tammuz 5776 – July 28, 2016
We want our children to have self-esteem. Can there be a greater generator of self-esteem in children than their knowing they were chosen to be the guarantors of the Torah?

From Spark To Flame

16 Tammuz 5776 – July 21, 2016
The Yiddishe neshamah can be likened to a computer. If you can’t find that pintele Yid, it’s only because you don’t know how to bring up the program – but, rest assured, the program is there

The Sword In The Tongue

9 Tammuz 5776 – July 14, 2016
While the devastating effects of lashon hara have had much exposure through shiurim and literature, there has been little focus on the deleterious effects of onas devarim/verbal abuse

The Intolerable Loudness Of Simcha Music

2 Tammuz 5776 – July 8, 2016
Could it be that we, like the Indians of yesteryear, are attempting to banish the insanity in our society and have forgotten the sweet sounds of the music that was once reflective of our simchas?

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