jlink
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Advertisement

Features

Wandering With Purpose: Insights From the Midbar

A friend and her family walked by my house on the first day of Sukkot and we chatted for a few minutes. Somehow, the topic of my yearning to learn Daf Yomi like my mom came up. My friend’s father, partially joking, responded that he would share part of the day’s daf so I could feel like I had learned it as well.

Share

Turn Corona Around

I have been trying to avoid writing about corona, as it seems to have become a political hot button. But, since that’s really part of my point, I am going to share my thoughts with you anyway.

I’m sure there will be detractors and I’m sure I will be blasted by people on all sides, but that never

Share

A Lesson About Education From Mountain Biking

I had not been on a bike since I was a kid. And I recently found myself on a mountain bike atop a rocky mountain, told not to worry, “it’s just downhill.” Downhill, I discovered, has its own fear factors. The ride frequently varies in steepness and speed and these changes are often unanticipated. It is also very bumpy. But in the

Share

Therapy for COVID-19

When Ismar Schorsch retired as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, he noted in his farewell speech a major flaw of the Conservative movement’s decision to allow people to drive to shul on Shabbos and Yom Tov. He observed that being able to live far away from the synagogue makes creating a real community, a kehilla, a tzibbur,

Share

Educators Turn to Asynchronous Learning Programs for the 2020-21 School Year

Courses’ adaptability to virtual and in-person settings, along with learner-centered focus, are leading to increased demand.

(Courtesy of JLIC) To help students and teachers avoid “Zoom fatigue,” more schools and educators are utilizing online asynchronous learning courses that offer dynamic,

Share

Hike the New Five Ponds Loop in Ringwood State Park

This moderate, five-mile hike loops around five ponds in Ringwood State Park—Gatun Pond, Brushwood Pond, Weyble Pond, Glasmere Ponds and Swan Pond—following woods roads and footpaths, and it climbs to a viewpoint at the crest of Mount Defiance. For much of the way, the hike follows multi-use

Share

Adam Kraemer Looks to Improve Essex County Services as Freeholder

The walk to synagogue on Shabbat in Adam Kraemer’s hometown of West Orange and neighboring Livingston can be treacherous because the sidewalks have fallen into such disrepair.

“The county needs improvements,” said Kraemer, a lifelong Essex County resident who is running as a Republican for

Share

Rosemary Becchi Wants to Be The Voice of the 11th Congressional District

Rosemary Becchi believes that she can be an independent voice in Washington for the 11th District to fight for tax relief and get the economy moving, foster bipartisanism and help bring manufacturing back to the United States.

“What people are most worried about is the economy,” Becchi told

Share

In US Election to Be Won on Margins, Modern Orthodox Jews May Be Key Demographic

Subset represents rare group in American Judaism that doesn’t overwhelmingly vote for either party; residency in swing states could give it outsized influence come November.

Dozens of black yarmulkas peppered the White House South Lawn at the September 15 signing of the normalization

Share

In US Election to Be Won on Margins, Modern Orthodox Jews May Be Key Demographic

Subset represents rare group in American Judaism that doesn’t overwhelmingly vote for either party; residency in swing states could give it outsized influence come November.

Dozens of black yarmulkas peppered the White House South Lawn at the September 15 signing of the normalization agreements

Share

Join Me in a Good, Old-Fashioned ‘March’

Those who join demonstrations today seem to be less a part of the mainstream than in years past. Further, unless an issue is one which an individual is greatly affected by, the amount of interest they might display can be next to nothing.

We remember the days when thousands of us would join together to

Share

Words Cannot Express (You Don’t Say!)

Ah, the limits of language. We’re all familiar with the clichéd speeches that we’re forced to hear at notable life events: weddings, bar and bat mitzvah, births, and unfortunately, deaths. Politicians regale us with promises; athletes and other performers passionately recount their

Share