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Developing Healthy Eating Skills

Have you ever wondered why eating a balanced diet comes naturally and consistently to some while it...

Parenting “Do’s” and “Don’ts” in Feeding

Many parents are eager to acquire and use nutritional knowledge to enhance their child’s diet and weight....

Food, Weight and Your Child

Addressing common concerns about children’s eating habits and weight Many parents are eager to...

Feeding is Parenting

The feeding approach which can have a major impact on your child’s nutrition Many...

Going Forward the Torah Way

Sometimes it’s all in the pronunciation. I once heard my rebbe, Rav Shlomo Zalman Friedman zt”l , the Tenka Rov, asking someone where he...

An Original…A Personal Gift

“Once, I visited the home of the Chazon Ish,” related Rav Yaakov Galinsky, the renowned maggid from Bnei Brak. “The year was 1950, when...

Mattan Torah 5780: A Beautiful New World Ahead

I cannot remember a Shavuos when we all needed chizuk as much as this year. Of course, I don’t know what Shavuos was like...

The Connection Between the Older Bochurim and Us

Thoughts on Emerging from the Covid-19 Lockdown In some Chassidishe circles, there is an inverse shidduch crisis. We are all familiar with the imbalance between...

Lessons of the Lockdown

The current, seemingly unending coronavirus lockdown continues to bring out the best and the worst in people. Intense manifestations of selflessness and...

The Great Balancing Act: Complacency Versus Proper Fear

Thousands of words have been written and spoken. We have learned by phone and by Zoom. Chavrusos have developed strategies for sharing words of...

Opportunities for Greatness

I believe I have some credibility for a bit of lightness. I have written and cried over those who have passed away. I have...

The Coronavirus as a Metaphor for the Giants We Have Lost

Our publisher, Rabbi Lipschutz, wrote eloquently last week about the tremendous losses we have all experienced these past few weeks. When the Chazon Ish passed...

Reacting to the Coronavirus Mageifoh

The coronavirus pandemic has tested us in ways we never could have imagined. We search for explanations, for what COVID-19’s divine message might be,...

Making Sefirah Count, Especially This Year

Sefirah is a delicate time. On the one hand, it can be the single longest period of joy on the calendar. The Ramban (Parshas...

Pesach: The Yom Tov of Eternal Light

We are accustomed to think of Chanukah as the Yom Tov of light. But that shimmering menorah was actually preceded by the light of...

Ma Nishtana Hashana Hazeh? Why is This Year So Different Than...

This year is different. On Pesach, we are accustomed to ask questions. “Why is this night different than all other nights?” This year, I...

Despair is Not a Jewish Word

Yerushalayim lay in ruin, the Second Bais Hamikdosh destroyed, and the smell of death was in the air throughout the city. Rome was now...

The “Breiteh Machine” – The Complex Machine Called Man

“Fix Your Tie and Smile. You Are Being Videoed.” Years ago, the great mashigach of Lakewood, Rav Nosson Wachtfogel zt”l, once said in a shmuess,...

Investments…The Bad and the Good

Recently, a new item was reported without much fanfare or reaction. Jeff Bezos, head of the gargantuan company Amazon, announced that he was making...