When What You Can Do Changes (Part III)

Well spouses need to re-evaluate often their situation and how they are relating to their loved ones.

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Flip Your Latkes In The Air: A Cappella Group’s Chanukah Video Passes 2 Million...

It's another Chanukah miracle: a small group of Jewish men defy the odds and emerge victorious. But this time there was no war, no bloodshed and instead of an army of Maccabees, the conquering heroes are the a cappella group Maccabeats, 14 current and former students from Yeshiva University. Their hit song "Candlelight," a take-off on Taio Cruz's "Dynamite," has gone viral and reached over two million hits on YouTube in just 10 days.

Po-Lin

Every year there seems to be a new bestseller with a Holocaust theme that reveals a new story of heroism in the most horrible of times.

All The Way With Jack’s Gourmet

One of the reasons for the popularity of Jack's Gourmet Sausages, which are available at local stores coast to coast as well as in Costco warehouse locations, is the fact that they actually taste like their non-kosher counterparts.

Some Guidelines For Visitation (Part 1)

We are taught that visiting the sick takes away a great deal of their pain.

A Big Drop Of Prevention

Now and then you read or hear of a tragedy – typically a car accident - where those involved are suffering from life-threatening injuries or unfortunately have lost their lives. Frequently, in the initial reports, the victims remain nameless “pending notification of next of kin.”

What Is Mine Is Yours

The trauma of our son-father kidney transplant has never faded from my memory.

Making Your Life Matter

Perhaps we need to review, as Jews, what defines success.

Wysokie Mazowiecie

Recently the Jewish cemetery at Wysokie Mazowiecie held a ceremony marking the first stage of its restoration project.

‘Will Ema Come Home?’

Dear Readers, As a change of pace, I wrote a short story with the hope that it might provide some insight as to how young children can assess ordinary situations in a way that may be surprising to grownups.

Remembering An Eishet Chayil

Most Pesach observers - after a week of overdosing on matzah and potatoes - in a myriad of manifestations look forward to when Passover has, well, passed over.

Self-Affirmations/Self-Deprecations (Part One)

I came out of the store last week, and there, on top of my "to do" list on the passenger's side of the car, in full view for anyone to see, were three checks that I was taking to the bank to deposit.

Judaic Studies class, Brooklyn College

Question: Some critics feel the Holocaust has come to define Jewish identity in America and that it takes away from other aspects of Jewish life and culture. Agree?

The Inquisition In Mexico

For centuries Mexico was inhabited by a number of different Indian races.

Jewish Historical Institute Photo Project

Whenever I go to Poland I make a point of visiting the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

Boston

The Boston Public Garden is the first public botanical garden in America and dates back to 1838.

How to Go to Sleep And Stay Asleep

Lest you think that I now have more hours to get things done, this insomnia doesn’t make me more productive.

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.

Addressing The ‘State Of The Union’ – The Shidduch Crisis

One of the most distressing issues that pre-occupies the minds of young and old alike is the growing "Shidduch Crisis."

History Hysteria

One thing I did know, judging from the urgency in her voice, was that she wanted an explanation fast.

Personalize It – Crystallize It!

Whether you are staying home for Pesach or going away, it is nice to have something new to enhance this special Yom Tov. With rhinestone monograms now so readily available you can turn many household items from ordinary to extraordinary.

Subway In Action

I take my usual spot the one by the door and I let out a sigh cuz I’ve seen this scene before.

Let’s Get Medical

In my book, all medical appointments take priority. But just as vital as going to your medical appointment is actually booking one (pun intended) in the first place.

The Taste Of Water

“May I please have the water?” my older sister asked from across the table. I passed the heavy container of Poland Spring water across the table to her.

Rabbi Simon Joshua Glazer (Part II)

The first part of the life of Rabbi Simon Joshua Glazer was sketched in last month's Glimpses column. In his youth Rabbi Glazer received a first class Torah education. At the age of 18 he was ordained by Rabbi Alexander Moshe Lapidus, a lifetime friend of Rav Yisroel Salanter. In 1897 Rabbi Glazer immigrated to America where he devoted himself to mastering the English language and acquiring secular knowledge.

Shidduchim And The Former Well Spouse

When one loses a spouse, it sometimes does not take very long for people to play matchmaker. "Only a stone should be alone." Is a phrase often bandied about as widowed well spouses are encouraged to start dating again. Many in this situation relish their time to themselves, which has been an elusive dream for so long and are not ready to start the process. Some however, would like to remarry, and helpful friends begin to look for a shidduch for them.

Soup Recipes

Nothing says winter like a bowl of hot soup – and so many of you responded to our request for recipes.

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