Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: July 5th, 2006Sections → Magazine
In my previous column I wrote how apprehension has replaced anticipation when a son or daughter enters the shidduch parsha.
Posted on: June 21st, 2006Sections → Magazine
When I was a camper way back in the previous century, there was a game we would play called "Capture the Flag".
Posted on: June 7th, 2006Sections → Magazine
If you do not like the system, then do not perpetuate it!
Posted on: May 24th, 2006Sections → Magazine
I am still getting calls and e-mails from mothers and grandmothers with girls for "Avi" (a non-New Yorker), the ben Torah "earner" who was having trouble finding girls in his community willing to go out with him because he was not learning full time.
Posted on: May 10th, 2006Sections → Magazine
In my previous column I wrote about an ehrlich young man (who does not live in New York) who was a college educated earner with an excellent income (his wife won't have to work if she so chooses) who learned in his spare time but was having a hard time getting an in-town shidduch because most of the girls wanted full-time learners.
Posted on: April 26th, 2006Sections → Magazine
A few days ago, while out of town, I connected with an old friend.
Posted on: April 12th, 2006Sections → Magazine
As we recite the Haggadah during the seder, we are introduced to the "Four Sons."
Posted on: March 29th, 2006Sections → Magazine
My little boy messed up the wall, But what he did didn't make me mad at all,
Posted on: March 15th, 2006Sections → Magazine
"Another day another dinar," sighed Esther as she prepared her daily infusion of Turkish coffee before leaving for her job as an assistant editor at her Uncle Mordy's business, Megillah Publishing.
Posted on: March 1st, 2006Sections → Magazine
February/Adar is birthday month in the Kupfer family, with four out of five members born during this period.
Posted on: February 22nd, 2006Sections → Magazine
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." Marcellus, the character in Hamlet who uttered those words, couldn't have been more right.
Posted on: February 15th, 2006Sections → Magazine
This column is being written on my secular birthday, February 14 (my real birthday is 11 Adar), a birthday - not surprisingly - that I share with my twin brother.
Posted on: January 18th, 2006Sections → Magazine
In my previous column I wrote about the importance of assigning minimal value to the utterances of those who make nasty, ego-wounding comments.
Posted on: January 4th, 2006Sections → Magazine
Chanukah is over and we are now dealing with the repercussions of wantonly indulging in crispy, crunchy, melt in your mouth potato latkes and overdosing on sugary, chocolaty, jelly-oozing donuts.
Posted on: December 21st, 2005Sections → Magazine
Gift giving is a real challenge for many parents during Chanukah.
Posted on: May 18th, 2005Sections → Magazine
I was at a recent fundraiser on behalf of Israel's Beit Halochem institutions. In Hebrew, beit halochem means the house of the warrior and that is what these centers are - a home away from home for disabled Israeli soldiers and wounded victims of Islamic terror and violence.
Posted on: May 4th, 2005Sections → Magazine
Pesach seemed heavier this year. I'm not talking in terms of the tremendous amount of food that was consumed or the seemingly endless lifting, bending, scrubbing, scouring and cooking that is part and parcel of pre and post Passover preparations as well as during the chag.
Posted on: April 20th, 2005Sections → Magazine
Over the years I always wondered why Hashem - the Master and Creator of the Universe - was so machmir - so adamant in having us mortals sing his praises and thank him all the time.
Posted on: April 6th, 2005Sections → Magazine
You would have to be hiding under a rock to be unaware of the sad and drawn-out death of a severely brain damaged woman called Terri Schiavo, whose husband and legal guardian made the decision to have her life-sustaining feeding tube removed.
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