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‘Poor-him (Purim)’ – Haman Should Have Listened To His Wife

3 Adar 5767 – February 21, 2007
Smart husbands know that their wives as a rule are full of common sense and wisdom and if they want to be successful in life, they should listen to what their wife has to say - and follow it.

The ‘Easy’ Way Out

5 Shevat 5767 – January 24, 2007
The other day I was shopping at a large supermarket and happened to go down the frozen foods aisle, past the endless freezers containing every imaginable flavor, shape and size of ice cream.

‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Make Me A Match?’

20 Tevet 5767 – January 10, 2007
As a longtime "born-again single" and parent, I've come to the conclusion that the road to matrimony is like the road to weight loss.

Facing The Long Shots

6 Tevet 5767 – December 27, 2006
The menorahs have been put away; the scale groans with the added weight of the sufganiyot and latkes that were devoured; and people are starting to formulate their Pesach plans (so soon already!).

Chanukah – Fighting Spiritual Cancer

22 Kislev 5767 – December 13, 2006
This past week I took time out from my daily activities to have a medical checkup - something I highly recommend.

Free To Move, Free To Thank

8 Kislev 5767 – November 29, 2006
This past week, millions of Americans took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday to pick themselves up and, alone or with family, get into a car, bus, train or airplane to visit relatives or friends or have a mini-vacation.

Not God’s Messenger

24 Heshvan 5767 – November 15, 2006
It was one of those cold, rain-soaked evenings - the kind that make you look forward to a hot drink, a good book and a soft couch to curl up on.

‘Geh Avek’ (‘Go Away’)

10 Heshvan 5767 – November 1, 2006
The question that is on many people's mind these days is why the organizers of the international "Pride Parade" chose the holy city of Jerusalem as the venue for their exhibition.

Misfocusing On Mel

26 Tishri 5767 – October 18, 2006
This summer there was a big hue and cry over the anti-Jewish rants uttered by a very drunk Mel Gibson after he was stopped by police for driving like a ...drunk - out of control, with an inability to think and judge clearly.

Helping Yourself Get Inscribed In The Book Of Life

27 Elul 5766 – September 20, 2006
The Days of Awe are quickly approaching, a time that we focus on what the future will hold for our families and us.

Your Choice, Your Life

13 Elul 5766 – September 6, 2006
I recently received an e-mail from a woman who, based on her skillful command of English, is surely a North American living in Israel.

A Vow To A Fallen Soldier

29 Av 5766 – August 23, 2006
In memory of the chayalim of the IDF whose lives were prematurely snuffed out when they still had so much living to do.

Hating the Wrong Son Of Abraham

15 Av 5766 – August 9, 2006
This past Sunday in Iraq a suicide bomber blew himself in the midst of mourners at a funeral, killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 18.

A Gift From Tattie – A True Story

1 Av 5766 – July 26, 2006
Some may say that certain unlikely events and their timing are a matter coincidence, but we who believe that Hashem is the Eternal Mastermind of the Universe - know better.

The Shidduch Battlefield (Conclusion)

9 Tammuz 5766 – July 5, 2006
In my previous column I wrote how apprehension has replaced anticipation when a son or daughter enters the shidduch parsha.

The Shidduch Battlefield (Part I)

25 Sivan 5766 – June 21, 2006
When I was a camper way back in the previous century, there was a game we would play called "Capture the Flag".

Learning The Hard Way (Conclusion)

11 Sivan 5766 – June 7, 2006
If you do not like the system, then do not perpetuate it!

Learning The Hard Way (Part II)

26 Iyyar 5766 – May 24, 2006
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.

Learning The Hard Way (Part I)

13 Iyyar 5766 – May 10, 2006
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.

‘If My Son Is Treif So Is His Money’

28 Nisan 5766 – April 26, 2006
A few days ago, while out of town, I connected with an old friend.

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