Winds of secession are in the air. Rabbi Avi Weiss and his disciple, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, yesterday announced their immediate resignation from the Rabbinical Council of America, and Rabbi Weiss subsequently issued a broad explanation for his new trajectory, presenting his view of the recent history of Orthodoxy and his launching of the
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A person who works as an apprentice or trainee in an occupation or profession to gain practical experience. (Dictionary.reference.com)
The above denotation well sums
Some people know from a young age what they want to do professionally. For Rabbi Ian Shaffer, deciding upon the rabbinate was a process. However, anyone who has sat in a class with him can surely attest that he made the right choice.
After three years of working in Israel, Rabbi Shaffer and his
While the formal will is the most important document in estate planning, there are occasionally needs for additional information or instructions. We have identified an area that is not a component of classic estate planning, but that becomes significant following the passing of a spouse. That subject is remarriage of a surviving
It was the same story in every town they visited. Bilam had been a big star in Midian before his encounter with Balak. He had received the royal treatment everywhere he went. He got to sit on the choice rock at the oasis. He always got the best palm tree under which to rest. People treated him like a celebrity, bowing in his presence or
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Yes, it’s another column about husband #1. If you have had enough of these, you had better just put the paper down, walk away, get a shot of tequila and then just read it really fast. It’s like pulling off a Band-Aid. You don’t want to do it, but it has to be done. A recent former friend of mine, in a tirade about how
On Sunday evening we had the pleasure of attending the wedding of the son of old family friends. We had watched him and his siblings grow and mature from the time that they were babies. This was a special simcha because the chasson is 43 and his kallah is 39. As we all know in frum circles that is considered old!
Jennifer and Jonathan were so looking forward to their vacation. They were finally going to get a break from the busy grind of their hectic lives. Much to their disappointment, the vacation was marred by many arguments that left each of them feeling sad and more alone than when they were home, busy in their daily routines.
It’s the beginning of July and your travel reservations have been confirmed. You called the Star Ledger, NY Times, and Wall Street Journal to cease delivery during your absence, as well as contacted the Post Office to hold your mail while you are away. Congratulations, you got through all the planning for your vacation. Now what?