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.
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
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
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,
(Courtesy of JLIC) To help students and teachers avoid “Zoom fatigue,” more schools and educators are utilizing online asynchronous learning courses that offer dynamic,
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
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
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
Dozens of black yarmulkas peppered the White House South Lawn at the September 15 signing of the normalization
Dozens of black yarmulkas peppered the White House South Lawn at the September 15 signing of the normalization agreements
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
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