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Aleh: Caring For My Little Grandson And So Many Others

13 Elul 5769 – September 2, 2009
There is a very special place in Jerusalem many people have heard of - but how many really know the magnitude of its work? In fact, Aleh is often confused with another facility with a similar sounding name. But Aleh stands alone in its class. Unlike other places, Aleh accepts children who have no chance of rehabilitation, and all the children receive the same loving care.

New Autism Theory Inspires Hope For Future Cure

7 Elul 5769 – August 26, 2009
Distant mothers. MMR vaccines. Genetic mutations. Contaminated drinking water. These are just a few of the many factors that scientists and doctors have attributed to the cause of autism throughout the last 50 years, since autism was first established as a separate diagnosis in the late 1960's. In recent years the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in American children has risen to one in every one 150. Yet, despite these attempts none have proved successful in isolating a definite cause. In fact, from diagnosis to treatments, autism research is rife with uncertainties and trial-and-error theories, many of which have thus far been disproved and fallen to the proverbial wayside.

Beis Hamikdash Model Displayed

29 Av 5769 – August 19, 2009
Recently, Aish HaTorah inaugurated a beautiful and unique model of the Beis Hamikdash in its world headquarters overlooking the Temple Mount and the Western Wall plaza. The model will be on permanent display on the roof of the highly anticipated interactive museum, called the Exploratorium.

Saving Paula Abdul

15 Av 5769 – August 5, 2009
I confess: I live in Boro Park and I own a television. I don't readily volunteer this information to my religious compatriots, but if anyone would ever ask, I wouldn't lie about it, either. To me, owning a television and lying about it are on two altogether different levels, commandments-wise. But thankfully, the question has never arisen.

Remembering Gush Katif

8 Av 5769 – July 29, 2009
Tisha B'Av is approaching, and with it, the awe-inspiring and painful memories I felt in when I visited Gush Katif, on a mission with Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

Group Of Iranian Jews Gather For First-Ever Meeting

2 Av 5769 – July 22, 2009
In the wake of a recent upsurge in violence that swept across Iran following last month's presidential elections, a group of Jews and their descendents from the city of Mashad in Iran's northeast gathered in Jerusalem for the first ever meeting of the Global Mashadi Jewish Federation.

Old-Time Orthodox Shul Celebrates 70th Anniversary

23 Tammuz 5769 – July 15, 2009
Yes, it is your father's synagogue, and it had just observed its 70th anniversary.

A Memorable Visit To A Very Different Hospital

9 Tammuz 5769 – July 1, 2009
As a congregational rabbi, I often see people in hospitals and other health care facilities. While each building may look different, the actual differences are rather minute. It was my privilege recently to visit a hospital that is a definite exception to that rule.

Seminar Sheds Light On Bottled Up Jewish Problem

25 Sivan 5769 – June 17, 2009
An all-day conference on body image and eating disorders in the Jewish community took place on Sunday, June 7, in Manhattan. Co-sponsored by the Renfrew Center Foundation and the Orthodox Union's Department of Community Services, the conference boasted a stellar cast of speakers and experts, who spoke urgently of the need to address the growing epidemic of Orthodox Jewish men and women with eating disorders.

Seminar Sheds Light On Bottled Up Jewish Problem

An all-day conference on body image and eating disorders in the Jewish community took place on Sunday, June 7, in Manhattan. Co-sponsored by the Renfrew Center Foundation and the Orthodox Union's Department of Community Services, the conference boasted a stellar cast of speakers and experts, who spoke urgently of the need to address the growing epidemic of Orthodox Jewish men and women with eating disorders.

New Site Aims For ‘One Million Refuah Shleimahs’

9 Sivan 5769 – June 1, 2009
Almost every American Orthodox Jew who owns a computer either checks or knows about OnlySimchas.com. If Naftali Mark, a young Flatbush financial representative, has his druthers, the same will one day be true about www.Refuahs.org.

Sound Advice For Troubled Times

26 Iyyar 5769 – May 20, 2009
The 10th Annual Rebbetzin's Conference sponsored by the Task Force on Families and Children at Risk, which took place last week, was one of the best ever. Rebbetzins come from far and wide to participate in this yearly program and leave with newfound strength.

A Mom Like No Other

19 Iyyar 5769 – May 13, 2009
Remembering Rebbetzin Lillian Chomsky On Her First Yahrzeit

New Caribbean Synagogue Joins One Of The Oldest In The Hemisphere

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO---It's not everyday, or every year, or every decade, or even every century, that a beautifully-designed, 180-seat, air-conditioned synagogue rises in the Caribbean, let alone a modern Orthodox one.

Pesach In Thailand

12 Iyyar 5769 – May 6, 2009
It isn't often a person from West Bloomfield, Mich., shares a PassoverSeder in Thailand with someone from Sydney, Australia, but that's exactly what I did this year.

YMB/Alliance: Educational Breakthrough In Brooklyn

While in Paris last March celebrating his wedding anniversary, Jacques Baghdadi set in motion another kind of shidduch. Like many in the community, frustrated with the high cost of yeshivas in Brooklyn, he knocked on the door of Alliance Israelite Universelle, an organization with 150 years of experience providing high-quality, affordable Jewish education worldwide.

Alone And Not Alone

Remembering My Dear Wife, Rebbetzin Lillian Chomsky, On Her First Yahrzeit                                    Alone and not alone am I,   Little till now did I know why.   Of...

Lamed Vavniks Who Aren’t Afraid to Get Their Hands Dirty

6 Iyyar 5769 – April 29, 2009
Rabbi Mendy Rosenberg, a Viznitzer chassid, stands outside his Williamsburg tire shop in rain, sun, sleet and snow, repairing flat tires and replacing old worn ones. Located in an area that was once an industrial area, the shop seems to be out of place on an island sandwiched between towering new building complexes, part of Williamsburg's building boom to accommodate the ever growing Chassidic population.

Yizkor – Remember Your Pledge

29 Nisan 5769 – April 22, 2009
The shul was packed for Yizkor service. For Mr. Reuven Black this year was particularly poignant; it marked the tenth Yahrzeit of his father, who had passed away shortly after Pesach. He had decided to do something special in memory of his father.

Yizkor – Remember Your Pledge

The shul was packed for Yizkor service. For Mr. Reuven Black this year was particularly poignant; it marked the tenth Yahrzeit of his father, who had passed away shortly after Pesach. He had decided to do something special in memory of his father.

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