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Sukkos: The Antidote To A Year Of Covid-19

On one level, the Yomim Noraim were already the antidote to the tzaros of 5780. Hopefully we’ve done teshuvah for the past, been forgiven,...

The Key to a Good Year and a Good Life

I hate to admit this publicly, but I am a cynic. I am not sure if it is nature or nurture, but for some...

Judge or Lawyer

Anyone who has ever davened in a yeshiva on the Yomim Noraim cannot forget the power of the piyut of L’Keil Orech Din that...

Gutter Language

With such a headline, one might expect this article to be about politics. After all, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are accusing...

The New Lease

It’s that time of year again when, after three years, my car lease expires and it’s time to get a new one. What is...

NEWS FLASH! Moshiach Has Not Come Yet

The title of this piece may seem obvious. As much as we await Moshiach’s arrival each minute, and as imminent as that arrival would...

No Shofar, No Chain, But Shabbos is Always There for Us

This year, we will not hear the sound of the shofar on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. It will, thank G-d, have nothing...

The Two-Sided Shiny Coin of Elul

This is a strange year. Pesach and Shavuos were unusual, to say the least. Most of our Shabbosos for the past five months have...

Seven Weeks of Discomfort: Why That’s a Very Good Thing

Rav Yeruchem Olshin, rosh yeshiva of Bais Medrash Govoah in Lakewood, recently published a new volume in his acclaimed Yarei’ach Lemoadim series. In it...

Shabbos Nachamu: From Mourning to Morning for All

As we emerge from the days of aveilus (mourning) into the weeks of nechomah (morning), we must merge the public and the private. As a...

The Adolescent

Recap: A child is born with strong attunement to cues of appetite, hunger and fullness, and will...

The School-Aged Child

Recap: A child is born with strong attunement to cues of appetite, hunger and fullness, and will...

The Preschool Aged Child

Recap: A child is born with strong attunement to cues of appetite, hunger and fullness, and will...

Emotional Eating

A child is born with strong attunement to cues of appetite, hunger and fullness, and will naturally...

Enough Already!

In the beautiful piyut for Kabbolas Shabbos composed by Rav Shlomo Alkabetz, we sing, “Hisnaari mei’afar kumi… Shake off the dust - arise! Don...

Shimmering Images from the World of Zoom

One of the enduring memories we will all have from the Covid era is life on Zoom. Perhaps it is even here to stay....

Put To Good Use

Mrs. Chavie (Bienstock) Weisberger, wife of Rabbi Zevulun Weisberger zt”l, was a beloved teacher, principal, and camp mother who influenced the lives...

The Toddler

A child is born with strong attunement to cues of appetite, hunger and fullness, and therefore will...