Sunday, May 31, 2020


COVID-19: A Master Class in Disability Inclusion

I am so proud of us. All of us.

Though the coronavirus crisis bears an eerie resemblance to the pandemic portrayed in Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” (2011), one marked difference is the power of our humanity in 2020. While that cinematic realm quickly plummeted into chaos, civil unrest and


Reflections on Israel and AIPAC Through the Lens of Corona

The end of the AIPAC Policy Conference intersected with the beginning of the coronavirus quarantine period. As has been the case for many years, the Kushner school delegation was the largest high school representation, and we typically publish an article with observations from the conference. The timing this year presents an opportunity to


Recovering From COVID-19: Tips From a Physical Therapist

We don’t have direct control over many aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, if you are recovering from COVID-19, there is a great deal that can be done to change the trajectory of your recovery. While there currently is no known cure for COVID-19, there are empirically-based methods you can use to reduce the


Are You Experiencing Relationship Conflicts Due to COVID-19?

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will present a program titled “Are You Experiencing Relationship Conflicts Due to COVID-19?” Monday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The presentation will be led by Andrea LoPresti, LCSW, JFSCNJ director of social work and program planning. LoPresti will be


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Aharon Shmuel ben Malta

Andre Avraham ben Barta

Ariella Malka bat Aviva


Corona, Corona

Corona, Corona

When can we “roama?”

Sitting inside all these weeks,

We have no color in our cheeks!

Dreaming of summer at the pool,

But it’s not the


The Million Dollar Question

Will camps be opening this summer? That is the million dollar question that parents everywhere are wondering. Meanwhile, camp directors everywhere are grappling with whether or how they can open up safely this summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And, as we enter June, it is becoming more difficult to imagine how we can open up without even


Always in Session: Yeshiva University ‘ReImagines’ Summer Session 2020

(Courtesy of YU) Yeshiva University’s Summer Sessions is bigger than ever before, with more course offerings in a wider variety of subjects. Starting June 1, YU will be offering an enhanced and expanded summer session for high school, college and graduate school students to maximize their summer learning.


Decency, Despite

An opportunity to perform a chesed appeared right in front of me. I hesitated for a moment because I knew that in the COVID-19 era, some formerly harmless interactions could now have harsh, unintended consequences.

And then I decided to go ahead and do the good deed, despite the unknowns.


Should You Ever Go to Bed Angry?

Dear Dr. Chani,

It has been six months since I got married and I am perpetually exhausted. Marriage is wonderful and exciting in some ways, but it is not always easy. I was surprised to find out after I got married that my husband and I have a lot of different opinions. We are constantly sparring over


How Much Longer?

“How much longer?” is the question running through so many minds. “How much longer do I have to endure being in quarantine? How much longer do my kids have to stay away from their friends? How much longer do I have to keep my business closed?”

If you could somehow count down to the


Prenups: Poison or Passion?

Part I

As we begin to consider a life out of quarantine and start (re)planning special life events including weddings, it seems like a good time to raise the issue of prenups. I am not referring to the Beth Din of America’s Halachic Prenup, which should be signed by every Jewish couple