You’ve invested time and money instilling Jewish values in your children. But are they passionate about being Jewish? Next summer they just might be.
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The term “Lashon Hakodesh” means different things to different people. It’s generally translated as “the holy language.” And what that language is can also mean different things to different people. Author Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein knows there are no definitive answers on the development of Lashon Hakodesh and
My dentist’s receptionist called me today to ask where I was. She said, “You’re five minutes late,” and then even continued, “You aren’t here!”—really! So when I got there one minute later with a huge grin like a child who knew he was in trouble but also content that the great sin was worth the pleasure, I said “So,
“Hubby here?” The familiar, friendly question came from good-natured Else (pronounced El-sa) Roth each Saturday as she peeked through the lace curtain on the mechitza.
As she turned to me after affirming my answer, “French nails this week,” she would comment, as she nodded approvingly
We are not speaking of any old “road.” As you might guess we are speaking of Highgate Terrace, the infamous street in Bergenfield all of two blocks long. One street from New Bridge to Westminster Gate is totally paved and the other block between Westminster Gate and Churchill continues to be the most talked-about eyesore. No car is able
It happened. The nightmare we all fear. I was having cabinets installed in my home and something went wrong! When you invest so much time, effort and money in a project, you don’t want it to come out bad. Frantically, I called the cabinet installer. OK, I didn’t call him. I texted him, What’sApped his boss, and basically had
In America, Sukkot is a meteorologically challenged holiday, and our family experienced the whole panoply of challenges. From my wife’s native Omaha with its bitter-cold October nights, to my native New York’s torrential rains, to the oppressively hot Miami where we lived for six years before making aliyah in 1997, Sukkot, though
This is the story of a concept that touched and changed countless people everywhere. It is a story of a nation closing ranks in times of danger with astonishing alacrity and focus. It is the story of the power of a good idea. It is the story of the recent “Yom Limud and Tefillah.”
It is very