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Politics Not As Usual

Politics  Not As Usual

By Larry Gordon The political season is coming at us from every conceivable direction: nationally, in the form of the competitive race for the White House; on the state level,…

Fighting To Win

Revolutionizing Israel Advocacy By Jeff Ballabon & Bruce Abramson The final year of the Obama presidency has not begun well for Israel. Arab assassins earn greater international sympathy than their…

Women Take Center Stage

‘She’s Got Talent’ Finale This Sunday By Batya Rosner When Karni Abell’s family made aliyah to Ra’anana last year, the 15-year-old left her friends and her childhood home in Chicago,…

CRISIS: Coordinating Responsible Initiatives for Shidduchim In Synagogues

CRISIS: Coordinating Responsible Initiatives for Shidduchim  In Synagogues

By Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld This not a new organization. CRISIS is used as a title for this article to emphasize the fact that most people involved in trying to confront…

Rabbi Feitman Speaks At Bayswater Yom Iyun

Rabbi Feitman Speaks  At Bayswater Yom Iyun

On Monday, February 15 (Presidents Day), Rav Yaakov Feitman of Kehillas Bais Yehudah Tzvi in Cedarhurst was the guest speaker at the Young Israel of Bayswater’s yomiyun. Rav Feitman spoke…

Making The Connection

By Shmuel Katz We get used to our lives here and our perceptions of the norm. There are, of course, some things, like wanton, savage murder, that we will never…

On The Other Hand

By Mordechai Schmutter Whenever people realize I’m a lefty, they always feel the need to mention someone else they know who’s a lefty, like we might know each other. Like…

Kiss The Kosher Cook

Kiss The Kosher Cook

By Malkie Hirsch Last week was a baking-intensive week. It started out with an icy and freezing Sunday morning, when all I wanted to do was bake giant chocolate-chip muffins…

Hamantashen

Slice Of Life By Eileen Goltz For those of you hamantashen lovers who are tradition-bound to those little cookie-like triangles of sweetness, I call it functional fixedness. We think we…

Revenge Of The Moms

By Hannah Reich Berman Until recently, I never thought of myself as a vengeful person. But I might have been wrong all these years. When my children were young, we…