Saturday, June 03, 2023


No More Excuses

The Bakersfield Californian, KERO 23, KGET 17, among other media outlets, reported on the graduation of the Standard Middle School. It turns out that at the start of the 6:30 p.m. scheduled event the superintendent locked the doors so the ceremony could proceed without interruption of distraction. A number of guests who arrived


The Wimpel

Part 1

I guess that most readers have never heard of a wimpel, and even if they have, they have probably never seen one up close, or one actually being used.

So, what is a wimpel? The simplest explanation is that a wimpel is a roll of cloth used to bind the


Being Stung by the Sting

We really do not get it on the one hand, and on the other hand we do. Vibes have come our way regarding how much people despise the “sting” operation that is going on in the Queen Anne Road area, where drivers are being ticketed for not stopping for pedestrians as they cross the street in designated


Protecting Our Elderly From Online Hacking and Phone Scams

I sincerely hope that my guidance on hacking/scams will be well known to everyone at this point. Unfortunately, every week my engineers gets calls, usually from homeowners, grandchildren or children about some horrific hack of which their loved one has become a victim. GCG is generally not above servicing homes, but our business


Setting Up Camp

Now that it’s almost the summer, it’s about time you started thinking about camp for your kids. Actually, it probably would have been better to have started thinking about this earlier. But who had a chance? Between the winter we’ve had, and then Purim and Pesach, both of which seemed to fall out during the winter, and then


Redoubtable Rugelach

Many Italians enjoy rigatoni, ravioli, ricotta and risotto while many French enjoy ratatouille, many Japanese enjoy ramen and many Scandinavians enjoy rhubarb. Jews also enjoy many types of food that begin with the letter “r” including ribs and roast beef on rye, but one could argue (or, in this case, “r”gue) that in the Jewish food


On the Journey, Not the Destination

I often find myself thinking about what is supposed to happen next. Along with the movement to be more mindful, there seems to be this catchphrase of “living in the moment.”

But up until now, we’ve all structured our lives as a series of goals that we’re meant to reach at different


SAT Subject Tests: Everything You Need to Know

For many students and parents, the SAT subject tests represent one of the most bewildering aspects of the college admissions process. Few schools have specific requirements regarding these tests—subject tests are optional at many schools, and there are few guidelines regarding which ones (and how many) a student should take—but


When HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, Shlita Was Moved to Tears

Dorshei HaDaf Program launched at home of Rav Chaim Kanievsky.

It was an emotional moment at the home of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, shlita. No one was expecting it, but suddenly Rav Chaim was moved to tears. He was visibly emotional and could not contain himself. What caused Rav Chaim to cry? It was a story about


In Memory of My Father: The Untold Story of a Quiet Hero

My father, David Roth, was born on March 26, 1913, in a small city called Bereg, near Beregsazs, in the Carpathian Mountains. My father was the third-youngest child of eight, six boys and two girls. He, as did his brothers, went to cheder in Beregsazs, and after his bar mitzvah went to learn in a neighboring town, called Savelyev.


Aliza From Ashdod Needs Our Help!

Aliza Meshulam and her husband, Yiftach, from Ashdod, have been living in the home of a generous family in Edison since November. Her plight has come to light by the advocacy of a group of caring women from the community who have been cooking meals for the couple these past eight months. Through their connection as teachers at


Smokey Joe’s Joins Expanding Array of Kosher Foods at ShopRite

Joe Godin was back in his element, serving samples of his special cornbread and onion jam at the new and expanded kosher food section of ShopRite in Englewood on Sunday, June 11. Since his restaurant Smokey Joe’s in Teaneck closed in 2016, Godin has focused on his catering business. Now he’s branching

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