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Chayim Aruchim: When Six Weeks Becomes A Lifetime

By Moshe Borowski, LMSW Six weeks. Sylvia S. lived for an additional six weeks from when discussions were begun to disconnect her from life support. After years of battling numerous…

Think Fast

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow People frequently ask if one is permitted to shower or bathe on the 17th of Tammuz, Asarah B’Teves, or Tzom Gedaliah. A daf learned this week…

Naso: Nazirites And Nunneries

From Where I Stand By Rabbi Yossy Goldman The mightiest man in the Bible was, of course, Samson. He took on the most savage of beasts and leveled a stadium…

Naso: Catching The Moment

By Five Towns Marriage Initiative In this week’s parashah, Naso, the pasuk tells us, “Vayhi b’yom kallos Moshe l’hakim es haMishkan . . . va’yakrivu nesi’ei Yisrael . . .”—“And…

From The Chassidic Masters: The Hiding Wife

The Prophets speak of the bond between G‑d and Israel as a marriage, and of Israel’s sins as a wife’s betrayal of her husband. Following this model, the Sages of…

A Funeral For A Friend

Anonymous It was late Friday afternoon when we got the call. My sister-in-law’s childhood friend Joel was found dead in his house in Brooklyn. He had not been seen or…

The Munkacs Dynasty

The Munkacs Dynasty

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum The city of Munkacs. Archaeological findings indicate that Munkacs was settled before the Middle Ages, almost always under Russian…

Hashem Helps Those Who Help Others

Bonei Olam 5T Event, June 1 Help others, and the One Above will help you. We know this is true; we believe it with every fiber of our being. As…

The Perfect Steak

The Perfect Steak

By Elke Probkevitz A perfectly cooked steak may be one of the most perfect foods. However, like all proteins, if it is not cooked right, the magic is lost. Everyone…

Say! Cheese!

By Mordechai Schmutter This week, in honor of Shavuos, we present fun facts about cheese, brought to you by the American Cheese Society: 1. Clarification: That’s “American Cheese Society,” not…

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