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Can Zionism Exist Outside Israel?

By Rabbi Shaul Feldman As a full-time Bnei Akiva employee, I spend much of my time jetting back and forth between Israel and the United States. On every trip, I…

Playing Favorites From The Other Side Of The Bench

By David J. Seidemann, Esq. Tomorrow is one of my favorite days and one of my daughter’s least favorite days. I will be speaking at Shulamith, the elementary school that…

The Ethical Will Of Rav Yehudah HaChassid

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “You’re doing construction? Don’t close off that window!” “Don’t you dare go out with her! She has the same name as your mother!” “If…

Seventh-Grade Update

Seventh-Grade Update

By Judah Rhine In a rematch of the opening game of the seventh-grade basketball season, Flatbush squared off against HAFTR, this time on HAFTR’s home court. The last time these…

Ossie’s Toy Fund: The Chanukah Miracles Continue

Ossie’s Toy Fund:  The Chanukah Miracles Continue

For over a decade, Robbie and Judy Schonfeld have been dedicating their hearts, souls, and fundraising efforts to bring the greatest joy, happiness, and hope to the Chaiyanu children and…

Let’s Make A Deal

By Five Towns Marriage Initiative Yaakov makes Yosef promise him in ParashasVayechi that Yaakov will be buried in Me’aras Hamachpeilah, which was bought from Efron. When the sale was made,…

Awkward Meals

Awkward Meals

By Mordechai Schmutter If you’ve ever considered opening your own business, you’ve probably thought about restaurants. People love restaurants. You get to sit there like royalty while someone brings you…

 MindBiz

By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Everything I read these days seems to have to do with the “shidduch crisis.” That’s all I ever hear about. But I think most…

From The Chassidic Masters: Yaakov’s Three Lives

The 147 years of Yaakov’s life can be divided, the Lubavitcher Rebbe notes, into three general periods: a) The first 77 years of his life were spent in the Holy…

Resolved: To Harness The Power Of The Family In The Coming Year

Resolved: To Harness The Power Of The Family In The Coming Year

Provided by Avi Ashkenazy Most of us start the New Year with good intentions. We resolve to exercise more, eat better, get out of debt, learn something new, or help…