FEATURED

MK Tzipi Hotovely Visits KGH

Foreign leaders are visiting Israel more than ever, but they do not come to lecture the Jewish state on its Palestinian policy. “They come...

Hands-On Program In KGH Teaches How To Prepare For An...

On Monday evening, September 11, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, the OU and the Queens Jewish Community Council hosted an informative...

LOCAL

Chabad Rabbi In Key West Leads Relief Efforts After Hurricane

The Chabad rabbi for Key West and the Florida Keys, Rabbi Yaakov Zucker, is now a first responder to the victims of Hurricane Irma. The...

Alumnae Learning At SKA

For the past 15 years, graduates of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls have found a spiritual home away from home on...

YCQ Welcome Back And New Student Mentoring Program

The faculty of the Yeshiva of Central Queens welcomed back all students for another exciting, learning-filled academic year. Following a short week, classes...

The Storm As Messenger

Can one see the Hand of G-d in this recent storm that pounded through the Caribbean and then headed forcefully to Florida and other...

POLITICS

The Importance Of The President Visiting Synagogues

President Trump’s historic visit to the Western Wall on May 23 gave one pause to ponder the importance of the President of the United...

Viewing Columbus Differently

  For over 500 years, history has extolled Christopher Columbus’s explorations to the New World. But as of late, there has been a ground swell...

The DACA Dilemma

When I first read that President Trump was rescinding the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program that affects 800,000 young people – “Dreamers”...

Time For Reform To Get With The Program

President Trump made the much-anticipated call to wish the Jews a Happy New Year. He stated that the tradition of Judaism “strengthens our nation...

OPINION

Does Orthodox Judaism Have A Hashkafah?

 Before I begin to express my thoughts, I need to say something about the late Assemblyman Mike Simanowitz z”l. If Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower campaigned...

Going To Shul

The High Holidays are a time for people to come together in unity and then pray silently in seats their in-laws bought for them....

The High Cost Of Natural Disasters

There’s good news about natural disasters and bad news. The good news is that the number of deaths they are causing is falling. Improved...

Muddy Waters

This week, Roger Waters from the rock group Pink Floyd is going to have a concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island and...

STYLE & LIVING

Aspire To Inspire…Before You Expire

Would you like some chia seeds sprinkled on that gluten-free salad with a few drops of my super overpriced coconut oil? Indeed, it takes...

That’s What You Get For Snooping

I received an email from someone who needed advice and direction about resolving the issue that he got himself into. Dear Goldy, I’ve been dating a...

What If You Don’t Die?

Why Ignoring the Importance of Incapacity Planning Can Have Serious Consequences It’s a common misconception that all your efforts to create a comprehensive estate...

Beautiful Apples

Around two years ago, I visited an elegant home in Flatbush in order to measure the kitchen window for a valance. I found myself...

TORAH

The Secret Public Shofar-Blowing

Over centuries, the Jewish community in Spain had flourished and grown in numbers and influence, though anti-Semitism had surfaced from time to time. During...

Finding Religion In A Reform Temple

The renowned Yeshiva Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem is comprised of students from all over the globe. Young men and women who wish to understand...

The Miracle Of T’shuvah

Man is a complex creation, having two sides to his being.  On the one hand, Man is connected to the natural order and partakes...

Seeing The Judgment

Rosh HaShanah – It’s Hard to See the Judgment We are told over and over about the power of prayer. We know that Hashem is more...