Wednesday, February 01, 2023


Mental Health and Recovery in the College Years

I ran the Recovery House at Rutgers for five years and also worked in the counseling centers in two locations. The center in Newark served a campus with 13,000 students and had four full-time clinicians and another six part-time ones. The New Brunswick center served a campus of 55,000 and had about 40 clinicians, most of whom were


A Program for All of Frum Jewry Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Benefits – and Is Embraced – By All

Just several weeks ago, “the clip” of the Chofetz Chaim zt”lmade waves throughout the world. No matter your generation, no matter your background, if you are a Torah observant yid,you could not get enough of it. It sent a


Dirshu – The Power To Unite

When I told my friends I was being sent to Paris to cover the Dirshu Daf HaYomi B’Halacha, Mishnah Berurah siyum - I saw a certain look crossing every face. How should I put this delicately? They were afraid.


Dirshu Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Siyum in Eretz Yisrael. Culmination of Siyumim in Five Countries

Senior Gedolei Yisrael Urge Klal Yisrael to Learn Daf HaYomi


The Consummate Ambassador

Yehuda Avner, who served by the side of five Israeli prime ministers and as ambassador to three countries, died on Tuesday at the age of 86.

Avner, born in Manchester, England, in 1928, immigrated to pre-state Israel in 1947 and fought in Israel’s War of Independence. He was also a founding


Tzav: The Prince and the Prayer

Vayikra: 7: 11-20

Once there lived a young prince named Harold who was rather accident prone. His father, King Ronald, was worried for his son’s safety and assigned his trusted viceroy, Ralph, to keep him safe.

Truth be told, Harold wasn’t actually accident prone.


Frum and Female: The Tzniut Performing Arts

Bergenfield—A few weeks ago in The Jewish Week,Elli Fisher wrote an article about how unfortunate it is that Orthodox Jewish men avoid the performing arts areas, but he never mentioned anything about Jewish women and girls. Women and girls have a lot of halachot that they have to follow that keep them from the


Gender Issues in Jewish Education (Part I)

As often happens in communities with a right-of-center influx of families, a local day school decided on separate classes for boys and girls starting in first grade. There was only one girl in one particular grade so she was asked to leave the school, winding up in public school. Fortunately she was “saved” by NCSY, but the revulsion at


We Want the Cup

Before I begin, let me share with you the following. I know that I am a little/maybe more than a little nuts.

I know that I have problems accepting people, flaws and all. I know that my editing mechanism has taken a turn for the worse these past few years. Let me tell you this. When it comes to


Feeling Blue, in the Biblical Sense: Return of Tekhelet Dye Revives Lost Mitzvah

One wouldn’t expect to find hundreds of snails in a landlocked town like Kfar Adumim, situated in the desert east of Jerusalem. Yet there they are, albeit mostly reduced to powder, having been shipped in from the Adriatic Sea for a purpose as old as the Torah itself.

Millions of Jews


Is Anyone NOT Stressed About Pesach?

Dear Shuli,

Pesach is almost here and I’m so stressed out. There’s so much to do and this is my first time making Pesach. I wish I could go away but it’s just not going to work this year. What do I do? Why can’t I just go away???


From the Spirit of Tottoo

It’s that Tottoo Grandma.Distinguishing between his two grandmothers, that was how my eldest son Judd announced that it was my mother on the phone when he answered as a young toddler. He named her Tottoo because she called him Tatella…Yiddish for “little man.” My children were privileged to develop a

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