Thursday, April 15, 2021


DWT: Driving While Texting

“Is it really that dangerous?”

“Everyone does it”

These are common refrains we hear when it comes to DWT (Driving while texting). Perhaps some statistics can shed some light on just how dangerous DWT really is.

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has found that that DWT makes one six times more likely to be


Staying Alive—Dafkeh!-To Offer Songs of Hope in Vienna

New York—Among the hundreds of people who came to Gracie Mansion to celebrate Jewish Heritage Month were leading lights of Yiddish theatre in America. Seated at a small table at the packed event were internationally known actor and singer Theodore Bikel, Zalman Mlotek, Artistic Director of The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene (and Teaneck resident) and


How to be a Great Candidate for the Job You Want … On One Foot

Be LIKABLE, SMART and DETAIL ORIENTED … and do it all with dispatch. The rest is commentary.

Bear in mind, however, that commentary has multiple voices. Ten recruiters can suggest 12 different resume and job search strategies. Choose the one that resonates with you and kick it forward.

In addition to presentation, style and great, punchy


WJC Meets Amid Unrest in Budapest

Budapest—I participated in the recent World Jewish Congress’ quadrennial plenary, where the pressing issues of World Jewry were deliberated. Traditionally held in Jerusalem, this year, in recognition of the overt anti-Semitism experienced by Hungarian Jewry (as well as much of European Jewry), the plenary was held in Budapest.

Holocaust survivors


A Journey Back in Time

Visiting Shanghai More Than 70 Years After My Grandfather Fled East From the Holocaust

Yosl Mlotek was 21 years old when only a few days after the Nazi invasion the newspaper where he worked, the Folksaytung, moved its offices to Lublin. En route, he heard that the city’s roads were blocked, so he traveled to Vilna. He lived there



There is an amazing bistro/restaurant/bakery in Montreal called Exception. The dairy food selection is great, but most outstanding are the desserts. Yum—trust me that there is nothing like it here in this area. They also bake the most palate-pleasing whole wheat challahs you can imagine. We are always requested by our kids to bring some back for them on our return


Home Decorating Amazing accents under $100

Small ideas to add big style and functionality to your bath

(BPT) - If you’re bored by your bathroom, you might think a total room remodel is the only way to make a difference. And, if you’re like most homeowners, you might not have the time, expertise or budget to tackle high-profile projects like replacing your flooring, vanity, tub or


Thank You, Stanley Fischer

Stanley Fischer recently announced that he will be stepping down from his position as the governor of the Bank of Israel (akin to being the chairman of the US Federal Reserve) in June. Fischer has been credited for steering Israel through the global financial crisis, and the Bank of Israel under his stewardship has earned many accolades and honors.



Israelis Innovate Powerful New Hepatitis B Vaccine

If you’re under the age of 30, you were probably inoculated against the hepatitis B virus (HBV). However, even though 167 countries now vaccinate at birth, HB —up to 100 times more infectious than AIDS-causing HIV—is still a major global health problem causing 1.2 million deaths every year from liver disease.

Obviously, a better vaccine has been needed


How Saul Bellow ‘Blew It’ With The Holocaust, Changed His Tune After Six Day War

LOS ANGELES—Born in Canada into an immigrant Jewish family in 1915, Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow had a traditional Jewish upbringing, which included Torah study, Talmud, and Hebrew. Yet Rabbi David Wolpe observes that Bellow had an ambivalent relationship with Judaism.

“It was part of who he was, but he didn’t want to be thought of as a


Shouldn’t Special Needs Children Receive Equal Opportunity?

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson famously stated that “All Men Are Created Equal.”

We often wonder whether children are included in this statement. Aren’t kids created equal as well? We only ask this question because there is a stark difference in the treatment of children with special needs when it comes to our state’s investment in


For American Foreign Policy, No Good Options

One feels sympathy for U.S. President Barack Obama. Whatever he does in Syria, he is doomed. Had he intervened a year ago, as many pundits demanded, he might presently be in the midst of a quagmire with even more pundits angry at him, and with his approval ratings far lower than they are. If he intervenes now, the results might be even worse. Journalists often demand