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Spiritual Cafe: Yom Kippur – Hurts So Good!
Politically Correct: US Condemns ‘Tragic Stabbings in Jerusalem’

October 4, 2015 - 3:00 PM
Palestinian Authority Calls on UN to Act against ‘Israeli Violence’

October 4, 2015 - 1:14 PM
Senior Hamas Official: Time Ripe for 3rd Intifada

October 4, 2015 - 1:12 PM
Cambridge Synagogue Welcoming Syrian Refugees, Anti-Semitism and All

October 4, 2015 - 12:51 PM
Showers Expected Day after Prayers for Rain

October 4, 2015 - 12:25 PM
Likud Minister: We’ll Launch Operation Defensive Shield 2 If Needed

October 4, 2015 - 11:20 AM
Hatzalah Volunteer on Scene Recounts Saturday Night Terror Attack

October 4, 2015 - 10:44 AM
Israeli Arab MK Zoabi Says ‘No Place for Jews at Temple Mount’

October 4, 2015 - 10:37 AM
How Do You Think You Will Be Remembered?

October 4, 2015 - 10:12 AM
IDF Captures Wanted Hamas Fugitive After Firefight in Jenin

October 4, 2015 - 10:05 AM
Massive Rock-Throwing Attacks South of Gush Etzion

October 4, 2015 - 9:47 AM
Fatah Leader Calls on Palestinian Authority to Arm Arabs

October 4, 2015 - 9:36 AM
The Henkin z”l Children Tzedaka Fund

October 4, 2015 - 9:32 AM
Chief Rabbis Urges Jews to Go to Western Wall and Pray for Peace

October 4, 2015 - 9:23 AM
Israel Police Limit Access to Old City of Jerusalem

October 4, 2015 - 9:18 AM
Saturday Night Terror Victim Conditions Improving

October 4, 2015 - 9:01 AM
Arab Terrorist Killed After Stabbing Boy in Jerusalem [video]

October 4, 2015 - 8:50 AM
Bon Jovi Plays Tel Aviv [video]

October 4, 2015 - 1:52 AM
Live Blog: Saturday Night Terror (Oct. 3-4)

October 4, 2015 - 12:38 AM
Video: Furious Jews March Towards Old City, Demand Revenge

October 4, 2015 - 12:32 AM
Video: Terror Attack in Old City of Jerusalem (Warning: GRAPHIC)

October 4, 2015 - 12:06 AM
British Thug Who Beat Jewish Boy into Coma Gets 18 Months

October 3, 2015 - 11:16 PM
Terror Suspects Arrested in Shechem for Drive-By Parent Murder in Samaria

October 3, 2015 - 11:07 PM
Before Attack, Jerusalem Terrorist Cited ‘Third Intifada’ on Facebook

October 3, 2015 - 10:12 PM
Palestinian Child Shot While Playing With Gun, ‘Not by Israelis’

October 3, 2015 - 9:36 PM
Friday Night Terror Attack at Givat Sorek

October 3, 2015 - 9:26 PM
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Posted on: March 29th, 2012


Dear Gary, As Pesach approaches, I get worried because I want to have a great Yom Tov, and yet, every year, the seder ends in some sort of fighting and arguing. My husband wants the seder to be all about divrei Torah and so do I, but between the younger children (who we want to be awake for the whole seder) and guests, we somehow end up in stern looks and squabbles. I'm happy we have guests or else we'd probably start yelling at each other and even Eliyahu Hanavi would bail. I know everyone jokes about how tough Pesach is, but I can't see the humor anymore – and neither can my children. What can we do to manage a calm (I don't even wish for happy) seder? A Sad Mom


Posted on: March 29th, 2012

SectionsFamilyMarriage and Relationships

In our March 16 issue we featured The Tyranny of Beauty: A Plea to Mothers Of Girls In Shidduchim, in which the author described a “Meet and Greet” for young women in a certain age and mindset (looking for young men who are sitting and learning) and mothers of the young men they could potentially date. The article received a tremendous amount of comments on our website and via e-mail. Below are some of the responses.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Is this what three thousand and three hundred years of Jewish tradition has come to, that a nation that has always dared to walk alone, with different ideals and values from the wider culture, should so fully capitulate to the most corrupt, misogynistic values, that we would advocate that our young women have plastic surgery in order to get married?


Posted on: March 26th, 2012


Don't worry, Yitta, I'm not going to crucify you, as you feared. I actually agreed with the gist of your article, which was obviously heartfelt and well-intended. I just want to point out where you crossed a line...


Posted on: March 23rd, 2012

SectionsFamilyMarriage and Relationships

Dear Dr. Respler: I recently lost my husband of 51 years, and I am very depressed. He was a true talmid chacham and a loving husband. Every morning when he was well, he went to shul early. He never missed a minyan and he learned every day. All his life he ran a business and, baruch Hashem, he worked hard and took excellent care of our children and me. I look at my grandsons and my grandsons-in-law and they don’t hold a candle to my husband. Even the children who learn in kollel are not as careful as my husband was about being on time for minyan. Everyone seems too busy for me, and I feel very lonely.


Posted on: March 23rd, 2012

SectionsFamilyParenting Our Children

In the first part of this article (Family Issues 3-2-2012) I shared the many memories resulting from my year of avaylus (mourning) for my mother. This week I would like to connect those memories to a better understanding of how good could potentially come from bad happenings in an effort to improve relationships.


Posted on: March 19th, 2012


I know I’m going to be crucified, but if the appeal I make below helps even one girl in shidduchim, then it will be worth all the fury and outrage that shall inevitably descend upon my soon-to-be beleaguered head.


Posted on: March 16th, 2012

SectionsFamilyParenting Our Children

It was Yehudah’s third birthday party. Instead of calmly interacting with his guests, he either ignored them or bossed them around with his limited vocabulary of ten words. He ran around nonstop and elbowed every person in his path. Then, his mother, Shoshana, decided he needed some time to himself so she asked him to play quietly in the den for a few minutes.


Posted on: March 15th, 2012

SectionsFamilyMarriage and Relationships

Dear Dr. Yael: I read the March 2 letter from A Lonely Wife who feels unappreciated and neglected as she seeks more attention from her husband. It is necessary for her to receive a reality check – in other words, mussar. While apparently having it all, she is unfulfilled. Well, how would she feel if […]


Posted on: March 15th, 2012

SectionsFamilyMarriage and Relationships

What's more important - love or money? Let's hear what a 90-year-old woman sitting in front of two elevators in a nursing home had to say. I asked her, "If both elevator doors opened at the same time, and out of one came the richest man in the world, and out of the other came the nicest man in the world, who would you want to marry?" She thought about it for a good while and then answered, "Both of them."


Posted on: March 9th, 2012

SectionsFamilyParenting Our Children

Dear Dr. Respler: I enjoyed your recent column concerning the jealousy a girl had toward her newborn brother.


Posted on: March 9th, 2012

SectionsFamilyMarriage and Relationships

For most physicians specializing in the treatment of infertility, the subject of sexuality - and especially the "how to’s" of sex - are rarely a subject of concern.


Posted on: March 1st, 2012

SectionsFamilyParenting Our Children

In her ninety-eighth year my mother beat pneumonia twice. She always said that she would know when her time was up – and she did. People would ask her what she attributed her many years to. Though she was not raised in a religious home, she would always say that Hashem knew what He was doing. We learn in the Torah when one honors parents the reward is a long life. She was certainly proof of this.


Posted on: March 1st, 2012

SectionsFamilyChronicles of Crises

More Commentary On Bais Yaakov’s High School Education


Posted on: March 1st, 2012

SectionsFamilyMarriage and Relationships

Dr. Yael replies to a woman who feels like she's playing second fiddle to her husband's myriad phone calls, business deals, medical emergencies, and everyone else who needs him so desperately. Despite the fact that he buys her beautiful jewelry and gifts, that they live in a stunning house and have cleaners and babysitters, all this does not substitute for the intimacy and warmth that she craves from him.


Posted on: February 24th, 2012

SectionsFamilyMarriage and Relationships

Dear Dr. Yael: As a reader of all of your columns on hakaras hatov, here are my feelings as a child with loving parents.

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