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Super-Charged Foods

15 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
Supercharged foods – a term you might have heard bandied about, but what are they? A simple definition would be any food that is unprocessed, whole and nutrient rich. Below are some suggestions of supercharged foods to add to your diet.

How To Raise Healthy Kids

I have worked as a nutritionist at a WIC office in Williamsburg for five years now, and combined with my observation of my children’s friends, I’ve come to a realization. Most people are no longer eating food, but rather food-like substances, and worse, they are feeding their children the same.

Late To The Party

8 Heshvan 5774 – October 11, 2013
Yom Tov is no longer upon us, for a change, so now it’s time to get to the things we promised we’d do after it was over. I mean besides dieting. Maybe we’ll do that after the next Yom Tov.

The Three Best Reasons To Be A Teacher

"What are the 3 best reasons to be a teacher? June, July and August!"

Defying Adversity While ‘Waiting for Godot’

While in New York recently, I was invited to see a performance of "Waiting for Godot" – a multi-layered play on the human condition that I was introduced to in high school. What was fascinating and unique about this particular production was that this renowned play was being performed in Yiddish - with English and Russian subtitles beamed onto a screen for non-Yiddish speakers. (Staged by the New Yiddish Rep, at the Castillo Theatre, and directed by Moshe Yassur, it stars Shane Baker, David Mandelbaum, Rafael Goldwaser, Avi Hoffman and Nicholas Jenkins.)

What is Calling Me?

1 Heshvan 5774 – October 4, 2013
When I was fourteen years old I understood that I might never return to Moscow and live at home with my parents. While I had lived the bulk of my life in Moscow, at the start of high school I was going to assimilate into the American system of education and the world of American teenageism. I was excited.

Spring 2014: Just Around the Corner!

It's hard to believe that it is the beginning of October and the Yomim Tovim are already behind us. But having had everything fall out early this year provides a golden opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather and all that the crisp air has to offer.

Dr. D. Peixotto And The 1832 New York Cholera Epidemic

29 Tishri 5774 – October 2, 2013
Cholera was officially recognized to be of epidemic proportions in New York City on June 26, 1832. The epidemic was at its peak in July and 3,515 out of a population of about 250,000 died. (The equivalent death toll in today’s city of eight million would exceed 100,000.) Sadly, in 1832 there were no effective treatments available for those who contracted this disease.

Come Sit With Me

22 Tishri 5774 – September 25, 2013
At first I thought I wouldn’t be able to use it at all. I had thought the concept was perfect. A rose-colored background, surrounding black encroaching from all sides. It would be a cave of warmth, a hiding place within the darkness.

Merits Of Our Fathers

The parallel lives of my father, Shlomo Ben Dovid Schlesinger, whose name was once Severin and that of his first cousin, Severin F., diverged exponentiallys shared a maternal grandmother, Raisel Schlesinger, a frum balabusta, who lived and practiced the traditional ways of her forefathers. along different lifestyles and choices. Each of the Severin

Godly Love Or Divine Abuse?

Now and then my Bubby would open up about what she went through in the camps, of what she witnessed... From time to time she would talk about her baby sisters - twins - and how she would sew them identical dresses and braid their hair the same way challenging everyone to guess who was who.

Or Not to Be

Before I invite you to peer over my shoulders as I look into the mirror, a basic tutorial in the terms JMW, rigidly enmeshed and angst is in order.

Thoughts On Tisha B’Av

15 Tishri 5774 – September 18, 2013
17 July I hope you all had an enjoyable and meaningful fast and now sit satisfied and full as you think back to your inspiration. I wanted to share one thing I gained this year.

How To Turn A Mountain Into A Mole Hole

10 Tishri 5774 – September 13, 2013
She wasn't talking about folding the regular loads of laundry, she was talking about huge plastic bins.

Not Too Fast

This month, we’re going to dive right into the questions, because it seems like everyone who sent one in is in a rush.

A Doctor’s Devotion

He goes far beyond the scope of his duties as a medical expert and gives his patients much more than one could ever expect. For you see, he gives his heart.

Out Of The FOG

Our community has a very different mindset - we live to have children. Each child is considered a bracha - a priceless commodity to cherish and nurture.

Consumer Pet Peeves

29 Elul 5773 – September 4, 2013
Given that this is a consumer column, you can rest assured that I spend countless hours coming up with creative and innovative money saving ideas, but for a change, I am going to try something different and share some of my pet peeves, those moments when you can't believe how much you are paying and how little you are getting in return, when you find yourself shaking your head in disbelief and wondering aloud, "Are they serious?"

Reverend Henry Pereira Mendes – Safeguarding Orthodox Judaism (Part III)

29 Elul 5773 – September 3, 2013
As this is our third column on the Reverend Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes, we’ll begin with a summary of his life.

Leather – Nail Head Sukkos Wall Hangings

25 Elul 5773 – August 30, 2013
I’m excited to introduce my new Sukkos decoration concept. I couldn’t help but notice the variety of interesting leathers and vinyls available on the market. Sorting through the many different colors and textures, it dawned on me that I could easily create Sukkos décor using one of my favorite combinations, leather and nail heads.

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