Friday, August 06, 2021


Gap Year Students Struggle to Transition Back to ‘Reality’

Taking a gap year to Israel is one of the many opportunities Jewish teenagers look forward to during their four years of high school. Teens cannot wait to gain independence, experience Israeli culture, be surrounded by fellow Jews and build connections that will last a lifetime in a year that will be filled with memories.


Lauren Adler: Inspirational Teacher, Encouraging Mother, Eternal Zionist

Editors note: We would like to welcome an exciting new biweekly column to our pages. Aviva Zacks will bring you stories of locals who made aliyah, recently or otherwise. If you know anyone who would like to be featured, please email [email protected]



New Documentary Highlights Menachem Begin’s Legacy

Reviewing: “Upheaval,” directed by Jonathan Gruber. At-home cinema release by Abramorama. 2021. 87 Minutes. Available for purchase at www.upheavalfilm.com/watch.

A new documentary highlights the life and times of


Project Ezrah Career Fair Preps Job Seekers

(Courtesy of Project Ezrah) This Tuesday evening will be the first-ever career fair brought to the community by Project Ezrah. This event is open to the community and will have a variety of opportunities within multiple types of companies. Just as you would prepare for a meeting, a job seeker should likewise prepare prior to an interview


Rabbi’s New Book Is a Workout for Your Soul

Reviewing: “The 40 Day Challenge” by Rabbi Mark Wildes. Kodesh Press. 2021.  English. Paperback. 186 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1947857674.

When you go to the grocery store, how often do you see magazines with headlines exhorting you to try a 30-day fitness challenge to help


Verbal Assertiveness: Persistence Using the ‘Broken Record’ Skill

Do you ever find yourself in an intimidating situation? An awkward social interaction? On the receiving end of manipulative comments? Or deserved or undeserved criticisms? Do you ever wish you could stand up for yourself without feeling guilty, anxious, ignorant or scared?

If you answered yes,


Designs by Kay Brings Custom Art Into Your Home

Looking to add a little excitement to your dining room? How about that mural you’ve always wanted to see in your home? Want the perfect and aesthetic way to fill that big empty space on your wall? Or maybe you just want to give the gift of art?

Well, Kayla


Pandemic-Inspired Shidduch Platform Holding Worldwide Tu B’Av Event, Partnering With Chabad

(Courtesy of Corona Crush) Even as the pandemic winds down, many of the positive changes it caused are here to stay. Case in point: Ian Mark built CoronaCrush, a remote shidduch event platform for a Facebook page he and his friends started early on in the pandemic, but after its popularity skyrocketed, he is committing to


Is Israel an Apartheid State?

“A Declaration of War Against Israel”

From August 31 to September 8, 2001, more than1,500 nongovernmental agencies (NGOs) met at the U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa. There they embraced a


Tone It Down

I don’t think it is my age that caused the reaction that I had to the following situation.

I was in a store, allowing myself the luxury of a manicure, when a group of women who were in the store carried on as though they were in their own kitchen. Screaming and yelling with each other as if there was


Debunking the ‘… Sheep to the Slaughter’ Myth: Resistance, Heroism, Marceau and Mime in Occupied France

PBS’ drama “Resistance” is an historically based account of French underground cells that sabotaged German headquarters, military installations and other venues frequented by Nazis. These assassination-and-sabotage squads singled out German soldiers and their Vichy collaborators.


The Guy I Am Dating Seriously Has Given Me an Ultimatum

Dear Dr. Chani,

My question is very time-sensitive. I have been dating a guy seriously for a few months and he recently told me that I need to make a decision about getting engaged or he will break up with me. I’m not sure what to do.

I have been dating for several

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