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Working Boy

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)

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?’

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?

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

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

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

Recollections of Yom Kippurs past from the late Rebbetzin Jungreis (ZT"L).

Magic In Jerusalem

Whatever the town or city or world capital our people temporarily call home, a Jew rediscovers himself in Jerusalem.

A Himmel Geshrai

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Singles And The Need To Get Beyond ‘Chemistry’

Since our faith teaches that every person has a soul mate – bashert – designated by Heaven, how is it that so many cannot find their partners?

The Baggage Weighing Down Our Singles

While Orthodox singles are more insulated from cultural influences, it has had an impact. The questions remain: Why can’t singles get married? What went wrong? Is it 'external influences'?

Shidduch Problems Are Nothing New

Every generation has its own daunting shidduch challenges. Unfortunately, finding the right shidduch is not a new phenomenon, nor is it limited to our contemporary world.

A Good Heart Above All

“Good luck to you,” I said. “That would take five different guys all wrapped into one. But more importantly, your ‘big fives’ are a bunch of zeros and do not add up to anything.”

Singles And Self-Defeating Attitudes

A pervasive difficulty when dealing with singles is their failure to be realistic. Today’s successful shadchan not only has to be a matchmaker but often also assumes the role of a “life coach”

Speaking From The Heart

It’s easy for anyone to lose his way, and once the downward spiral commences, the descent is rapid. Downhill is always easy, but with HaShem's help, every Jew can climb back up again.

Powerful ‘Regards’

The Hebrew word for coincidence is 'mikreh.' It comes from “karah min Hashem – it happened from G-d.” G-d arranges our footsteps.” You must only learn how to listen.

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