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Connecting The Dots

26 Shevat 5770 – February 10, 2010
I write this column during Parshas Yisro - the portion that focuses on Matan Torah -The Giving of the Torah. Paradoxically, the parshah is not entitled Matan Torah or Aseret HaDibrot - The Ten Commandments, or even Moshe Rabbeinu, who brought the commandments down from Sinai. Amazingly, the parshah is named for Yisro, the heathen priest. What did Yisro do to merit such distinction?

The Arrowsmith Program: Opening Vistas of Opportunity for the Learning Disabled

12 Shevat 5770 – January 27, 2010
If you are a parent, chances are that you have enjoyed reading Herman Parish's series of children's books based on the outrageous character, Amelia Bedelia. All decked out in her housekeeper headgear and apron, Amelia is perpetually getting into trouble at the Rogers' home. Inevitably misconstruing her bosses' instructions, her resulting hysterical antics never fail to entertain young and old.

Saving Paula Abdul

15 Av 5769 – August 5, 2009
I confess: I live in Boro Park and I own a television. I don't readily volunteer this information to my religious compatriots, but if anyone would ever ask, I wouldn't lie about it, either. To me, owning a television and lying about it are on two altogether different levels, commandments-wise. But thankfully, the question has never arisen.

Meet the Family Next Door

15 Sivan 5769 – June 7, 2009
I was lucky to find a parking spot near the house. I was worried about being late, because I knew that Shmuel, the husband of the couple I was interviewing, had to leave within an hour to be on time for the mincha minyan at his local Breslav shul.

First To Worst

11 Shevat 5769 – February 4, 2009
The Monitor tries to warm the winter cold with one baseball-related column a year, and what better time than now, with the Super Bowl over and pitchers and catchers set to report to spring training camps next week?

New York Hospitals Cope With Growing Demand For Kosher Food

18 Tevet 5769 – January 14, 2009
Hospitals in New York City, as well as hospitals in other major markets, are dealing with an increased demand for kosher food by patients, their families, visitors and staff.

The Changing Face Of Boro Park

11 Tevet 5769 – January 7, 2009
On a windy day in Boro Park, if you listen closely you will hear the trees ( the few that survived the timberman's axe) rustling praises to their Creator - some in nusach Ashkenaz, others in nusach Sfard - but all rising to the heavens in unison with their human co-daveners.

13th Avenue, Boro Park

10 Tevet 5768 – December 19, 2007
Question: Are you satisfied with Eliot Spitzer's performance as governor?

Touro College, Boro Park

11 Kislev 5768 – November 21, 2007
Question: Does it bother you that an increasing number of Orthodox Jewish families don't celebrate Thanksgiving, viewing it as a secular holiday?

Boro Park, Brooklyn

15 Elul 5767 – August 29, 2007
Question: Should second-generation Holocaust survivors (children of survivors)receive reparations from Germany?

Letters To The Editor

5 Iyyar 5766 – May 3, 2006
Offensive 'Joke' As an avid reader of The Jewish Press, I was dismayed by the inclusion of a highly inappropriate joke in Arnold Fine's...

Letters To The Editor

14 Nisan 5766 – April 12, 2006
Thoughtless CommentI just want to recount a hurtful incident that occurred recently. I went to a supermarket in Boro Park for my Pesach shopping...

Letters To The Editor

4 Kislev 5765 – November 17, 2004
Jewish Apathy (I)The vehement, sometimes violent, reaction Mr. Ishmael Khaldi experienced in response to his support for Israel ("Israeli Bedouin: American Jewish Apathy Shocks...

Letters to the Editor

26 Heshvan 5765 – November 10, 2004
True ContritionI recently received three 100-dollar bills in the mail from 'Ploni Almoni.' Enclosed was a note from the sender, who confessed that many...

Letters To The Editor

8 Elul 5763 – September 5, 2003
High On ZionSidney Zion's front-page essay ('The Palestine Problem: It's All In A Name,' Jewish Press, Aug. 1) was one of the most thought-provoking...

Letters To The Editor

17 Av 5763 – August 15, 2003
Blame Tenet For PollardThe revelation that CIA Director George Tenet offered questionable information to President Bush concerning Iraq and uranium brings to mind how...

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