Is It Proper…? Is Observing Thanksgiving in Some Manner Praiseworthy or Wrong?

Is observing Thanksgiving in some manner praiseworthy or wrong (or neither)?

Madame Justice In-Waiting

These days conservatives want courts to merely determine what provisions of the Constitution and statutes require – that is, deduce the plain meaning of legislative policy choices, with the president enforcing them.

Our National Weapon (Part V)

The smart davener knows that Hashem appreciates it when we approach Him with humility rather than with an attitude of "It's coming to me and I surely deserve it."

Daf Yomi

Enjoying A Hot Dish ‘Really What Was Meant Was Replacing It…’ (Shabbos 37a)

My Bubby’s Tree

We all come from a special tree that belongs just to our family. Yes, all the trees together make up the forest, or the orchard. However, each tree in itself is special and one of a kind.

Animal Sounds (Part I)

An apocryphal Midrash describes the colorful sounds made by the animals etched on King Solomon’s throne. Most of these words do not appear in the Bible.

Let G-d Handle It

We must allow our limited selves to take a step back, lean into Hashem's presence, and trust that whatever outcome occurs, we can embrace it with Hashem’s help.

The Growth Of Our Nation

Hashem in His infinite wisdom created the holidays for His children.

Just Say No

We are living in a society where the bar gets raised higher and higher every year, and where today's splurge becomes tomorrow's necessity.

I Am Not Picky

To the single, it will forever place ‘single status’ blame on their shoulders alone, without any regard for the myriad of circumstances that may attribute to why someone is still not married at a certain age.

Say No To Mindless Rejectionism

Prior to the Trump order, under the Obama years, school administrators would merely conduct a fact-finding inquiry, interviewing all concerned but without the accused being able to confront the accuser.

(Not So) Great Expectations

Leading however, with the notion that you are dating below your standards, or beneath your “criteria” is certainly something that your dates would feel.

A Real News Transcript

As Byron York underscores in the Washington Examiner, what becomes clear from the transcript is that there was an acknowledgement of an institutional, programmatic anti-Trump bias amongst reporters.

Safety Solution For Seniors Living Alone

Most home-based landline devices consists of a button, either worn as a pendant or a bracelet, and a base in the home with a speakerphone.

Q & A: Moses, The Haggadah, And Yetziat Mitzrayim (Part I)

Question: First, why aren’t we obligated to recite Shema on Pesach night? Second, why does the Haggadah not mention Moses, the greatest Jew who ever lived and who was instrumental in our delivery from Egypt? Zvi Kirschner

Trip To Vietnam Reconfirmed My Hatred Of Communism

Moral idiots in America chanted, "Hey, hey, LBJ: How many kids did you kill today?"

‘But We Didn’t Order A Kiddush!’

On Shabbos morning, Moshe decided to serve the kiddush food since it would mostly go to waste otherwise.

Why Are There Riots?

The organizers of these protests, which quickly turn to violent riots, undoubtably seek anarchy, as they openly state.

Dear Dr. Yael

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as winter depression, is a real thing. It is a type of depressive disorder that only tends to surface during the winter months.

A View From A Recovering Democrat

I have clear memories of walking to shul with my father and feeling confused and uncomfortable watching black people step off of the sidewalk on Wickham Avenue as we walked by, seemingly in deference to our superior position as “white folk.”

Addressing Anti-Semitism

Adding insult to injury, a member of the local school board, Joan Terrell, actually suggested that the murderous rampage was explainable as a reaction to Jewish interlopers displacing blacks in traditionally black neighborhoods.

Succulent Chicken with Squash

It’s coming before we know it! I’m not worried, because I’ll use some of my favorite go-to dishes such as my succulent chicken with squash recipe.

That Visa Lottery

Is it “cynical politics,” as some claimed last week, when a president resolves to attack a palpable problem at its source?

Q & A: Making Up For What We Missed (Part VIII)

Question: The Covid-19 pandemic has put an end to almost all public gatherings; hence, much of Jewish congregational ritual has come to a halt. Is there a way to make up for everything we missed? M. Goldman


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