Monday, June 05, 2023


The Institute for Hebrew Bible Manuscript Research Recovers Lost Text From Oldest, Most Complete Bible

(Courtesy of Institute of Hebrew Bible Manuscript Research) The 1,100-year-old Sassoon Codex, the oldest, most complete Hebrew Bible in private hands, was sold at Sotheby’s for $38.1M. The Sassoon Codex is the earliest surviving manuscript in private hands to have originally contained all 24 books of the Hebrew Bible with vowels and


Someone Special

Reviewing: “My Special Uncle” by Ahava Ehrenpreis. 2021. Mosaica Press. English. Hardcover. 13 pages. ISBN-13:

For children who have had no exposure, encountering a person with Down syndrome or other cognitive or socially atypical behaviors can be


Book on Trust and Fear Aims to Empower People in Making Decisions

Reviewing: “What Do You Really Want?” by Shayna Goldeberg. Maggid Books. 2021. English. Hardcover. 180 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1592645718.

Shayna Goldberg has had hundreds of conversations with students and young adults throughout her career as an educator, counselor and yoetzet


A Swingin’ Time at Swingers Mini Golf NYC

What happens when you combine a 1920s-style party with mini golf? You get Swingers Mini Golf Club in New York City! This crazy golf course combines the classic mini-golf sport with cocktails, a bygone atmosphere and a live DJ to create one of the most lively and fun golf experiences my


Chapter 24

Chapter 23 summary:Ari’s and Yaffa’s families get together for a barbeque, where Ari’s taken aback to discover that Debbie and Yaffa have been plotting how to convince their parents to change the will. The cousins overhear their parents talking and are determined to discover what’s going on.



First-Ever Shomer Shabbat High School Group to Compete at Nat’l Speech and Debate Tournament

In less than two weeks, a group of Jewish students will make history at the 2023 National Speech and Debate Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona as the first ever Shabbat-observant group to attend the competition. These bright high schoolers hail from the Citron Online District, an organization chartered late last year that enables all students


An Educational Journey Through Morocco

I have been attending Congregation Agudath Sholom, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Stamford, my entire life. Every year Agudath Sholom hosts many unique events and activities for multiple generations. This year the shul decided to try something new, a trip to Morocco.

One day


My Wife’s Depression Is Affecting Our Marriage

Dear Dr. Chani,

Ever since our third child was born, my wife has been extremely depressed. She finds it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, cries all the time, and barely manages to take care of our newborn baby. Unfortunately, she cannot seem to snap out of it. It is really taking a toll on


Hike Breakneck Mountain in Harriman State Park

This seven-mile moderate-to-strenuous “lollipop”-loop hike in Harriman State Park traverses a remote and little-used section of the park. It passes through beautiful thickets of mountain laurel (which blooms in early June) and traverses open rock ledges along the ridge of Breakneck Mountain


Forty Winks

One of the clearest things I’ve learned as an adult is this: No one cares if you’re tired.

Adults’ default setting is “tired.” There are two kinds of adults: The kind who fall asleep as their head is falling toward the pillow, and the kind that lie in bed for hours getting mad at each one of


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