Saturday, January 22, 2022


Examining Some Volumes of Yad Vashem Studies

Highlighting: “Yad Vashem Studies,” Part II: Vol. 49:1. 2021.

In this volume, Yad Vashem has produced another fascinating group of articles. Among them are three that examine the events of individuals whose lives were permanently shaped by the Shoah.


Rabbi Label Dulitz, zt”l

I am saddened by the news that Rabbi Label Dulitz, zt”l has passed away. He was a legendary rebbe in MTA (YU’s High School for Boys) for many decades. On a number of occasions he taught three generations within a single family. I had the honor to learn in his shiur in my sophomore year of high school. We also benefited from a personal


‘The Long and Winding Road’ To Unraveling Survival in Lviv’s Sewers

It was the fall of 1970, and I was living in Manchester, England. A few months earlier, Paul McCartney’s “The Long and Winding Road” was first released.

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear…


Hail to the Queen

Though I imagine that most people living in Quebec would not choose to affiliate with the monarchy in England, whether they like it or not, the bottom line is that Queen Elizabeth is considered the queen of Canada as well as many other countries that have had ties to the British crown. I remember well during one of our first Shabbat


Alumni From Touro’s Lander College For Men Return to Campus With Career Advice

Each year, the Lander College for Men alumni dinners bring together students with alumni in their prospective fields. Lander College for Men alumni in numerous fields including medicine, dentistry, psychology, finance and real estate visit their alma mater to share their career experiences with current students. This year’s dinner was


Disrupting Jewish Philanthropy

(Courtesy of My Tzedakah Fund) It’s about time to disrupt the status quo with our tzedaka and community philanthropy.

Tzedaka is one of the most fundamental parts of being a Jew. The Hebrew word for “giving,” natan, is a palindrome, teaching us that giving charity is a unique experience where the


A Secret ‘Band of Jewish Brothers’ Helped the Allies Secure Victory Over the Nazis

They were a determined group of young Jewish men who escaped mostly from Nazi Germany and Austria to the United Kingdom only to be recruited into a secret military troop whose daring exploits were crucial in helping the Allies secure victory during World War II.


Shabbat Over-Eaters

Dear Jenn,

During the week my friends and I control our diets, and walk together four times a week for 45 minutes. We are middle-aged women trying to lose excess weight and improve our health. With all our efforts, we have a problem: Whatever weight we lose before Shabbat is gained back by Havdalah! We are frustrated and feel like we are stuck in a


Beth Steinberg: Creating a More Inclusive Society

New York native Beth Steinberg was living an unassuming life as a Jerusalem immigrant and parent of a child with special needs. Some of her greatest challenges arose each summer when she would struggle to find activities for her son Akiva in the absence of an appropriate framework for children or teens with special needs.


My Wife Is ‘Parentifying’ Our Daughter

Dear Dr. Chani,

I would love to hear your opinion on an argument I am having with my wife about our daughter. My wife frequently asks our eldest daughter to do all of the motherly responsibilities around the house. I am concerned that she is putting too much of a burden on our daughter’s


Hike the Apshawa Preserve in West Milford

This 3.5-mile moderate hike traverses the Apshawa Preserve, a rugged 576-acre tract owned by Passaic County and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, with about seven miles of trails. This hike features the trails in the northern section of the preserve, looping around the Butler Reservoir. The trails


Nothing to Cry About

Frequent readers of this column are aware that about once a year, I get out of the house and head off to Kosherfest, which is the biggest kosher food industry trade show within a seven-mile radius from my house. For two days, everyone in the kosher food industry gets together—manufacturers, kashrut organizations, Israelis selling face

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