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Spiritual Life Support

24 Iyyar 5774 – May 23, 2014
Many go about the business of living frum, observant lives, but they are only going through the motions.


23 Iyyar 5774 – May 22, 2014
You’ve been taken from me my child I’ve been alone for many years, That you will never return Is my deepest hidden fear.

Broomsticks And Tears

17 Iyyar 5774 – May 16, 2014
Shining faces and broad smiles surrounded me and I knew my own face had a silly grin plastered on it all evening.

How To DIY

Do we really have that much extra money to throw away on substandard products and shoddy service? I think not.


10 Iyyar 5774 – May 9, 2014
One by one they would come, Dressed in their scary uniform, All with the same game,

Your Own Kind Of Beauty

“Beauty is not always seen, but felt by the heart, ” said Hellen Keller.

What’s His Problem?

This week, I’m asking the questions for a change.

Where Have All the Earners Gone – Long Time Passing?

Lately I have been hearing quiet grumblings from people who admit that they regret not encouraging their sons to get a post-high school education after a year or two of learning.

“Present and Past”

3 Iyyar 5774 – May 2, 2014
The following poem was written by Eden Malka, a student at the Yeshivah of Flatbush who will take part in the school’s Witness Theater in honor of Yom HaShoah.

The Apps Of Summer

These days there seems to be an app for just about everything, making your smart phone more indispensable than ever.

Gershom Mendes Seixas, American Patriot

“Simple, modest, altogether unassuming, Gershom spent his happiest hours with his ever-growing family who were never far from his thoughts.

How To Make Chol HaMoed Special Without Breaking The Bank

18 Nisan 5774 – April 17, 2014
Yom Tov is about spending time with your family. And while for some families the big once-in-a-lifetime experience is great, for others something low key is the way to go.

Matir Assurim — A True Teshuvah Story

12 Nisan 5774 – April 11, 2014
She was followed by the shadows of the Six Million, by the ever so subtle awareness of their vanished presence.

Picking Up The Pieces

Pesach is so liberating (if you excuse the expression). It’s the only time I can eat anywhere in the house, guilt free! Matzah in bed!

An Evil Son Or A Lost Soul?

While it would seem from his question that he is being chuzpadik and dismissive, I wonder if its possible, if just maybe, he is a struggling, confused neshama who actually wants to come back to the fold.


5 Nisan 5774 – April 4, 2014
One important factor in helping us laugh is not taking yourself too seriously.

A Flat (Bread) Out Message

Are we wealthy, are we paupers? Are we kings or are we slaves?

Pesach: Time Is Money

As much as I am all for economical meals, Pesach is definitely the time of year when I find myself making more roasts.

Jewish Agricultural Colonies in America (Part III)

“Attuned to the ideal of establishing a new Zion in free America, they named their new colony Palestine.

To Invest or to Rest

27 Adar II 5774 – March 28, 2014
 It's no joke – Pesach is looming closer and there's still so much to do. This is definitely not a time to rest! Who...

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