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Beauty

They try to manipulate you into thinking that by definition you're a shell and on the inside your dead, you don't exist. They put zero meaning into life. The shell is their focus - that's what they make of life!

13th Avenue, Boro Park

Question: Are you satisfied with Eliot Spitzer's performance as governor?

Reverend Samuel Myer Isaacs – Champion of Orthodoxy (Part II)

Last month’s column sketched the life of Reverend Myer Isaacs, concentrating primarily on his efforts to preserve and foster Orthodoxy in New York City, where he served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Shaaray Tefila from its founding in 1845 to his passing in 1879. Reverend Isaacs’s sphere of influence was not limited to New York. His efforts encompassed a broad range of activities throughout America designed to strengthen Orthodoxy in its battle against the Reform movement.

Victorian Styles – The Comeback

Are you totally bored of today’s uniform dress – that of a shell and pencil skirt? These wardrobe staples have carried you through the past few years’ whether the style was short, low-cut, sleeveless and/or sparkly.

How To Give The Best Present Ever!

In the true desire to cut down on unnecessary purchases, for myself and for others, I have begun asking people directly what they want as a gift.

Self Affirmations (Part Two)

Last week I wrote about self talk and how negative self talk can affect your whole outlook on life and give you a negative spin on how you see yourself.

Commemorating The Start Of World War II

The official beginning of World War II was September 1, 1939. On that day German soldiers invaded Gdansk after bombarding the city with a military warship. As part of the Polish Government's official series of events marking seven decades since the start of World War II, Poland's Jewish community and the Jerusalem-based "Shavei Israel" organization held a special ceremony yesterday in the Gdansk synagogue to commemorate the outbreak of the war, which paved the way for the Holocaust.

Who’s Ready To Start Cooking?

This time of year, we all have our traditional favorites, the ones that everyone at your table looks forward to seeing, but it’s always nice to round things out with some creative, new ideas.

Follow Your Dreams: The Responses of Parents

I recently wrote an article about older adults who are single (either widowed or divorced) and who have grown children with their own young families.

Anti-Semitic Incidents In Poland

People are on edge when it comes to the topic of anti-Semitic occurrences in Poland.

Consciousness Raising: Is It Always Good?

Once upon a time we lived with limited expectations. We expected life to be hard and unfortunately it did not disappoint us.

Getting Kids Into The Kitchen

I debated starting the kids with less-than-sharp-knives but there's really no point in doing that. If they are learning a skill, they might as well learn it right.

Jewish Outreach At Yale University

JLIC campus couples serve as tremendous role models for Jewish students on campus...

She’ Aino Yodaya Lishol

He is anyone at all who just simply does not know how to ask, whether scared, uneducated, or yes, young. He represents the people who simply do not know enough yet to ask the serious questions of the chacham.

When Grandma Dies

"Don't place flowers on a cold gravestone, visit me now..."

The Second Most Feared Holiday: Yom Kippur

I'm not trying to minimize the holy work of raising children.

Broomsticks And Tears

Shining faces and broad smiles surrounded me and I knew my own face had a silly grin plastered on it all evening.

Pidyon Shevuyim: Redeeming The Agunah

Throughout the long dark night of our exile, when we found ourselves at the precarious "mercy" of the inhabitants of the lands we were residing in, each and every Jewish community made it their utmost priority to rescue any man, woman or child who had the misfortune to be kidnapped, captured or unjustly thrown in prison. Whether these unfortunate souls were being held by bandits, landlords or greedy officials eager for ransom money, every effort was made to free them.

Out of the Window! (Based on a true story)

“Of course, honey. That was the whole point of Yocheved being there in the first place.” my mother stroked my face. “It’s cold outside but sunny. Wear something warm today.”

A Story Of A Rabbi And Assumptions

I recently heard a story about a city rav, who was at a simcha. During the meal, there were two brands of milk on the table.

Reaching Overseas To Aid Victims Of Domestic Violence

Bat Melech, Israel’s most comprehensive network of social service for victims of domestic violence, has reached across the Atlantic for assistance, hoping to create a funding base in America in order to be able to help even more women in crisis.

Self-Directed Bullying And The Shield Of David

Internal bullying is a private version of lashon harah.

Seventy Years Since The German Invasion Of Poland

September 1, 1939 is the date on which Germany invaded Poland, starting WWII. While it should be said that the start of the war was not the start of the Shoah, which actually began with the rise of Nazism in 1933, it was a major milestone in the annals of the Holocaust. Within the first few days of the war, Germany had conquered and/or bombed much of Poland, including the capital, Warsaw.

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