FEATURED

March Roars Like A Lion In Kew Gardens Hills

On Tuesday, March 14, we woke to a snowy, windy, icy day. With public schools closed and most yeshivah schools as well as businesses...

Jerry Birbach’s Battle For Forest Hills

On the corner of 108th Street and 62nd Drive in Forest Hills is a superblock containing three high-rises populated mostly by senior citizens. Ignoring...

LOCAL

Queens Community Greatly Enjoys Shevach’s Rendition of “Annie”

Shevach High School wowed its audience with a spectacular production on Sunday, March 5, at John Bowne High School. In front of a sold-out...

Mesivta of Queens Welcomes New Principal of General Studies

Mesivta of Queens is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Yosef Ziskind as Principal of General Studies. Rabbi Ziskind learned under Rav Binyamin...

March Roars Like A Lion In Kew Gardens Hills

On Tuesday, March 14, we woke to a snowy, windy, icy day. With public schools closed and most yeshivah schools as well as businesses...

MTA Talmidim Enjoy Amazing Purim Celebrations!

Beginning on Motza’ei Shabbos, Purim night, Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) talmidim had the opportunity to participate in two memorable chagigos. Beginning...

POLITICS

Senator Kaminsky Co-Sponsors Legislation To Protect JCCs

The legislation makes targeting Jewish Community Centers a hate crime In response to the wave of bomb threats targeting Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Senator Todd...

Purim Has Gone And Pesach Is Rapidly Approaching

I love Pesach, but I have grown to loathe the drudgery of cleaning before the holiday. Of course, one could use the short cuts...

About Panim El Panim

Panim el Panim (PelP) is a new movement working to raise and deepen the national spirit of Israel. By applying Jewish values to the...

Hagadah Perspectives From Rav Yitzchok Isaac Chover, zt”l (1789-1853)

Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Chover, zt”l, was the chief rabbi of Suwalk, Poland. He is considered a second-generation student of the Vilna Gaon (1720-1797). As...

OPINION

Thank G-d For Connecticut

About 25 years ago I was a substitute teacher in the fourth grade for the Lakewood Cheder in the “English” department, which covered History,...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Shabbat Automation

 Shabbat-observant Jews know that Friday afternoon brings a flurry of rushed activities, primarily involving turning lights on or off, setting heating and cooling systems...

More Than Pleats And Collars: My Yichus

“I just don’t understand,” my student asked me. “How is it possible?” After reading To Vanquish the Dragon by Mrs. Pearl Benisch, my student could...

As Simple as EGS

My kids’ yeshiva always has parent-teacher conferences a Sunday or two before Pesach, for some reason.  It’s very annoying, because I’m pretty busy that...

STYLE & LIVING

A Guide To Surviving Allergy Season: NewYork-Presbyterian Queens offers...

QUEENS, NEW YORK (March 16, 2017) – Every spring, trees and plants release pollen into the air to fertilize other plants. The released pollen...

Lisa Murphy On Play: The Foundation Of Children’s Learning ...

This book will help you:  Understand and respect the essential role of play for child development  Avoid common pitfalls of adults that restrict children’s...

Let’s Just Have Coffee… Or So Much More

Do you “talk” but not really “talk” to your friends? Do you know each other but not really know each other? Feel like you...

The Chef’s Chef

Do you remember what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes yet? Housemade sausage? Fresh, cured gravlax...

TORAH

Laziness Or Lack Of Motivation?

“The princes brought the shoham stones and the filling stones for the Eifod and for the Choshen.” — Sh’mos 35:27 The N’siim (heads of the tribes)...

Saying Thank You

The Midrash comments that after the Jewish people did everything they were commanded to do – “kichol asher tzivah Hashem” – with regard to...

Hand Over The Keys

“So, Rabbi, bottom line: What’s the deal with drinking on Purim? What’s the message we are supposed to take from this unusual law?” That was...

Aspirations, Abilities And Achievements

“Every man whose heart inspired him came; and everyone whose spirit urged him brought the portion of G-d for the Tent of Meeting, for...