FEATURED

One Israel Fund Dinner: Orlow Playground For Shilo, Medical Center...

In the biblical heartland of the Israeli territories, the beauty of the landscape and the fortitude of its Jewish residents are matched by the...

Eye-Opening Program In Forest Hills Focuses On Devastating Effects Of...

On Sunday evening, November 12, an event was held to raise awareness for the terrible nationwide epidemic that, unfortunately, has seeped into the Jewish...

LOCAL

OU Applauds House Foreign Affairs Committee For Unanimously Passing Bill To...

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week for...

Rebbetzins Hone Communal Leadership Skills at Yeshiva University Conference

On Sunday and Monday, November 13 and 14, approximately 200 rebbetzins from across the United States and Canada gathered together for the “Rebbetzin Esther...

MTA Welcomes 250 Families At Open House

MTA (Yeshiva University High School for Boys) welcomed the record number of 250 prospective families from across the Tri-State Area to its Open House...

MSH Reunion In Israel

The much-anticipated annual Midreshet Shalhevet alumni Israel reunion took place Monday night in Jerusalem at Café Rimon. The Class of 2017 alumni, studying in...

POLITICS

Maligning The National Anthem

My father’s favorite expression was “meshuge iz nisht ken krank,” meaning that meshuge is not an illness – it is just plain nuts. That...

OPINION

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Find Out What It Means To Me, Please)

I recently came across the following post and it got me thinking: How many of us feel like an “other” when we go to...

Pandering 101

For the past three years, during the week of Thanksgiving, I have written about my bike ride on the holiday to raise money for...

Touchdown Dance

I shouldn’t have to tell you about Todd Marinovich. You should already know his name, the way you know about Jim Brown or Payton...

Dry Humor

Considering that earth is such a tiny percentage of the universe, it’s strange that the vast majority of our news stories seem to be...

STYLE & LIVING

What Is My True Calling?

Pssst. Who are you? What do you want out of life? Where are you going? Feeling kind of lost? Same unanswered questions swirling around...

Chapter 16: Painful Memories

Recap: During Leah’s wedding, Miri learned that Daniel Blaustein was Dalya’s chasan. She pulls herself together and continues trying to give joy to her...

Couture Furniture, Part II

As I may have mentioned in the past, I tend to dash off these articles at some unG-dly hour, send them to the editor,...

Blown Off

 As I sit here typing, my heart hurts. It hurts because I can almost feel the pain experienced by the people I’m about to...

TORAH

The Sensitivity Of A Tzadik

“Then Yaakov kissed Rachel, and he raised his voice and wept.” – B’reishis 29:11 ***** When Yaakov met Rachel at the well, he experienced conflicting emotions. He...

The Maharal’s Marriage

The moment Yaakov saw Rachel for the first time, he burst into tears. Rashi tells us that he cried out of embarrassment; when Eliezer,...

Shema 26 A Father’s Rehabilitative Anger

V’charah af Hashem bachem, v’atzar es ha’shamayim, v’lo yihyeh matar Then the wrath of Hashem will blaze against you; He will restrain the heaven so...

True Heroes

It was undoubtedly one of the most exciting days of my pre-married life. In 2000, I was one of the older bachurim in the beis...