Wednesday, February 01, 2023


Technology Overload: What is Real Anymore?

It was a beautiful Labor Day weekend and I decided to take my children fishing. As I stood with them at the water’s edge, I tried to let go of all of my responsibilities, work and social media connections. I proudly watched my children as they were trolling for sunfish and feeding the geese. It was truly a beautiful





Bava Kamma 37-44

May these words of Torah serve as a merit le’iluy nishmat Menachem Mendel Ben Harav Yoel David Balk a”h.


This week we learned Bava Kamma 39. Here are some highlights.

He trained a pigeon to steal, the pigeon


Choosing Your Cups Wisely: A Few Guidelines for Selecting Wines for the Seder

A few days ago I was invited to a wine tasting featuring the kosher wines of Domanie Roses Camille and Chateau la Clide, which are some of the best—and most expensive—kosher Bordeaux wines available. The tasting was run by Andrew Breskin, the wines’ importer. Towards the end of the tasting, one of the other participants asked Breskin


Wi-Fi Continued., Vol 33

In many of the UnGarbled-Tech columns I have written I have touched upon Wi-Fi for homes or the office. Even 10 years ago, Wi-Fi was a luxury that allowed you to sit in the backyard and answer your emails. Today the terrain has totally changed. We have telecommuters, home-based businesses, or hybrids. Many offices, GCG included,


The Uncivil War

The issue of race is one that has torn at the very fabric of American society since the birth of this nation. Even after President Abraham Lincoln boldly issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, blacks in the United States continued to face great injustice and were forced to contend with a degree of inequality that continues to pervade


Teaneck’s Newest Kosher Restaurant Will Take Your Breath Away

Last Tuesday afternoon I found myself walking into a kosher restaurant on Queen Anne Road, just a few doors down from West Englewood. It was warmly lit, moderately crowded and had a large sushi menu (like all reputable kosher restaurants and grocery stories), but what really caught my attention were the lengths of medical tubing


Chukat: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Bamidbar: 20:9

(Based on a true story)

There are days when I-95 in Connecticut is smooth sailing from Stamford all the way to the New York state line. Then there are days when it is a veritable parking lot, and the drive is a nightmarish hell that makes you wonder why


Building a Website: DIY Creator or Designer?

I recently posted a link to an article that weighs the pros and cons of building a website yourself or using a developer. I was very excited to read the post and even more excited to share it with all of you.

As a designer, this is a question I get all the time, especially from people who have


Elijah’s Journey: A Pesach Seder Supplement

To be read at the seder, when the door is opened for Elijah:

Tonight we reflect on Eliyahu HaNavi, Elijah the Prophet. Tonight we dream of Elijah visiting our Seder; not to eat — but to serve as the precursor to the Messiah.

On Pesach, we pray for the Messianic Age


And They’re Off!

After months of speculation and conjecture, the race is officially under way. The starter pistol has been fired, the starting gate has opened, and the candidates have begun their run around the track. The 2016 presidential contest has formally commenced.

With much-anticipated formal campaign


Councilmembers Seal Deal on Turkey Migrants

Headlines this year have been full of migrants fleeing various factions. One can read in any newspaper that, by air and by sea, migrants have made their way across the vast expanses, seeking only to live their lives free from fear. Our community is certainly no stranger to such wide variances in migration patterns, since many local residents have migrated

Sign up now!