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Midwinter Break

3 Shevat 5769 – January 28, 2009
Dear Rabbi Horowitz: We find ourselves faced with an increasingly challenging experience each year when midwinter break comes around. Some of our children's friends go on expensive vacations with their families, and our kids are asking us to send them on similar trips. Our children are respectful whenever they discuss this with us, but there is a clear sense that they feel "left out" because they don't go to the exotic location like some of their friends.

It’s My Opinion: Unity

25 Tevet 5769 – January 21, 2009
The current crisis in Israel has been the catalyst of many rallies in South Florida. Some of the rhetoric involved in these events has been quite shocking.

Going Back To The Old Ways

10 Elul 5768 – September 10, 2008
According to the Talmud (Ta'anit 30b-31a), on the 15th of Av unmarried girls would dress in plain white clothing, so that those from wealthy families could not be distinguished from the poorer ones.

Going Back To The Old Ways

According to the Talmud (Ta'anit 30b-31a), on the 15th of Av unmarried girls would dress in plain white clothing, so that those from wealthy families could not be distinguished from the poorer ones.

Sports and the Orthodox Jewish Fan

23 Shevat 5768 – January 30, 2008
On Sunday night, many observant Jews will be among the hundreds of millions of people watching the Jets fan's nightmare as the Giants play the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Toxic People: What They Teach Us (Part Five)

15 Elul 5767 – August 29, 2007
When dealing with toxic personalities it is very important to remember some basic strategic rules that apply not only to them but can also apply to difficult people who are not toxic per se.

Special Needs

7 Iyyar 5767 – April 25, 2007
I have often written about how important respite is for the caregiver.

Steven Erlanger’s Unhidden Bias

26 Tishri 5767 – October 18, 2006
New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Steven Erlanger is so openly pro-Palestinian in his reporting that he’s beginning to call to mind perhaps his most biased predecessor in that post – the truly execrable Deborah Sontag, whose transparently one-sided dispatches would invariably read as though she wrote them with a PLO flag draped over her word processor.

Logical Consequences And The Chronically Ill

15 Av 5766 – August 9, 2006
Last week I tried to explain a discipline technique called "Logical Consequence".

A Literary Review: The History Of A Myth – The Artless Jew, By...

23 Adar 5766 – March 22, 2006
While some ideas are foolish but harmless, others are not only incorrect but also corrosively destructive.

Babies Are No Longer Considered A Blessing

9 Adar 5766 – March 8, 2006
A funny thing happened to me the other day when my wife and I had, thank God, another baby (a boy).

Letters To The Editor

Seidenfeld Yahrzeit This Shabbos marks the first yahrzeit for the four Seidenfeld children of Teaneck who perished in a fire. Philyss Seidenfeld, the mother...

Is This Simcha Really a Simcha?

8 Sivan 5765 – June 15, 2005
You glance through your mail, and there it is - an invitation to a simcha. It could be a chasuna ora Bar Mitzvah.

Villian – Thy Name Is Well Spouse

21 Adar I 5765 – March 2, 2005
My last several articles talked about the common experience for many "well spouses" of juggling simchas and crises at the same time.

Following Zeh Yellow Brich Road: Journeying Jewishly Bezalel Alumni At The Makor Gallery

17 Tevet 5765 – December 29, 2004
Sitting stiffly on the very throne from which Pharaoh would later deny G-d and His children's freedom, Joseph surveyed his brothers bowing before him.

Soulmates Or Stalemates? Men Are From Chochmah; Women Are From Binah (Part...

10 Tevet 5765 – December 22, 2004
After a long and taxing day at work, followed by the usual battle with rush hour traffic, Joe finally arrived home.

When Sharing A History Isn’t Enough

3 Tevet 5765 – December 15, 2004
As we go through this journey called life, we meet many people and make many friends.

My Heart Unhinged

24 Av 5764 – August 11, 2004
I've been a screenwriter in Hollywood for over twenty years. But the focus of my life is my family: my radiant wife, Karen, whom I have been in love with since I was ten years old, and my two daughters, who, thankfully, look like Karen.

A Great Salad

7 Shevat 5764 – January 30, 2004
An exquisitely set table with fine china, dazzling stemware and beautiful flowers - we create perfect settings for the perfect meal.

A Mother’s Pride

15 Av 5762 – July 24, 2002
One of the problems with multi-part columns is that a breaking story or timely development can wreak havoc on any semblance of an orderly schedule. Such is the case with the conclusion of a critical look at Mike Wallace, the first part of which appeared here two weeks ago.

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