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Spiritual Life Support

Many go about the business of living frum, observant lives, but they are only going through the motions.

Taken

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

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.

Camp

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”

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

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

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.

Laughter

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

 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...

Relax – It’s Just Pesach

You know what’s Good Enough? Vacuuming behind the curtains is Good Enough. Taking down the curtains and washing them? That’s too much.

A Non-Shidduch Tale: The Path Not Taken

A young lady in her early 20’s, “Sarah” was redt to “Shlomie” a boy from her home town who learned in an out-of-town yeshiva. The families know each other well, which in today’s shidduch scene is a big plus – since it was therefore unlikely the kids would “fall in” due to misinformation and misinterpretations.

Air Friend

Should I make conversation with her? How should I start? A million questions zoomed through Leah’s mind until she finally said, “Shalom, do you speak English?” Leah questioned.

Guardian Angel

I walked into the trap he set, And there a terrible fate I met.

LOL

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the oldest recorded use of LOL was in the 1960s and it referred “little old lady.” LOL was first used for its official meaning in the 1980s.

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