Thursday, October 06, 2022


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How Can I Convince My Friend to See a Dating Coach?

Dear Dr. Chani,

I am writing to you about a friend I am worried about. There is a 40-something-year-old bachelor who lives in my community. I often host him for Shabbat lunch with my family. He is kind and friendly. I see no reason why he could not be happily married. Yet, over the years, I have tried to


Shalom Task Force’s Purple Fellowship: Teen Leadership And Combating Domestic Abuse

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) Shalom Task Force (STF) is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Purple Fellowship cohort. This program is open to high school juniors and seniors interested in growing into leadership roles in the Jewish community. Since its launching in 2020, 121 students


Ahead of the Curve: YU Produces Next Generation of World-Class Doctors

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Boasting a near 100% admissions rate to medical school, a long-standing affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and cutting-edge scholarship programs, Yeshiva University continues to produce the next generation of world-class doctors who are leading the future of medicine


‘The Gallery of Beauties’ Is Art, Jewish History And Mystery in One Enthralling Book

Reviewing: “The Gallery of Beauties” by Nina Wachsman. Level Best Books, June 2022. ISBN 978-1-68512-105-1.

It is 1612 in Venice. Diana, a young Jewish widow, is happiest studying religious texts with her father, as she used to do with her late husband. But she


Text Insights From Mitchell First

Reviewing: “Words for the Wise: Sixty-Two Insights on Hebrew, Holidays, History and Liturgy” by Mitchell First. Kodesh Press. 2022. 264 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1947857971.

There was great anticipation as the news spread that Mitchell First had a new book coming out soon. It


A Jewish Heroine in the Middle Ages: Rebecca of Salerno

Reviewing: “Rebecca of Salerno: A Novel of Rogue Crusaders, a Jewish Female Physician, and a Murder” by Esther Erman. She Writes Press. 2022. English. Paperback. 264 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1647422479.

“Rebecca of Salerno,” by Esther Erman, is subtitled “A Novel of Rogue


Helping Women Prepare Spiritually for the Yamim Noraim

Highlighting: “The Eishes Chayil Yamim Noraim Treasury” by Rabbi Dov Weller. ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications. 2022. Hardcover. 300 pages. ISBN #: 9781422632321.

(Courtesy of Artscroll) The days between Rosh Chodesh Elul and Yom Kippur are some of the busiest in a woman’s


An Honest Memoir of One Woman’s Struggle to Find a Life Partner

Reviewing: “Unmatched: An Orthodox Jewish woman’s mystifying journey to find marriage and meaning” by Sarah Lavane. Sifria Publishing. 2022. English. Paperback. 226 pages. ISBN-13: 979-8218010324

The Talmud recounts the horrific and irreconcilable torture and murder of


Answers Off the Cuff

I bet you’re anxious to learn the results of my blood-pressure test.

Calm down.

In last week’s article, I talked about my high blood pressure, and how, for the sake of a more accurate reading and because I kept claiming that my blood pressure was only high when I


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Fruit Cobbler For Parshat Ki Tavo

In this week’s parsha, the Jewish people are told to bring a fruit basket to the priest. So we will be making a delicious fruit cobbler:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
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