Friday, October 07, 2022


Legal-Ease: Halacha and Estate Planning

In New Jersey and New York, individuals have the right to indicate their choices for who will inherit their assets, provided the document complies with applicable statutory requirements. It is common for many married couples to designate their spouses as beneficiaries under their respective wills, and to designate their children as


Fort Lee Conference Gives Educators Tools to Prep Students on Israel

Over 200 Jewish educators from 85 day schools and yeshivas from the U.S., Mexico and Canada came to Fort Lee earlier this week to learn how to better prepare their students for what anti-Israel groups are trying to turn into the new normal on college campuses.

The conference,


Team OHEL Keeps on Running at TCS NYC Marathon

Sunday, November 6, was a bright, brisk fall day that presented people with two choices: to cozy up with hot chocolate and warm sweaters or try and conquer the TCS New York City Marathon. Among those intrepid enough to opt for the latter were a dozen dedicated and inspirational runners comprising Team OHEL. They


Strong Mom Runs the TCS New York City Marathon in Honor of Her Son

The TCS New York City Marathon is nothing short of extraordinary. Running alongside 50,000 runners from across the world is an experience like none other. On November 6, Rachel Zimmerman of Chicago ran the five boroughs as part of Team Lifeline. Running in the TCS New York City Marathon is exciting beyond words, and


Hi, It’s Joe!

We have learned since living here that it is important to have your telephone number put on the “Do Not Call Registry,” and we did so as soon as we heard about it. Nevertheless, the system is obviously not foolproof and endless calls arrive each day from “unavailable.” Fortunately, caller ID shows us not to pick up


Hot Sauce Coming Through

Every year when I go to Kosherfest, I gain an appreciation for the diversity and the ingenuity of the Jewish people. And about 10 pounds.

Kosherfest is a trade fair that allows companies in the kosher food industry to showcase their latest products and examine recent market trends, such


Election Day Postmortem

I am starting this column the Monday evening before Election Day. Unfortunately, I am not clairvoyant. If I were, I would know what mood husband #1 will be in tomorrow night. I have a feeling it won’t be pretty. And I am not going to wait until the final results to finish writing this. I don’t want it to cloud the


Melissa Alt Cakes Go Viral During Election

Melissa Alt of Teaneck, cake-maker extraordinaire, livened up an already exciting election season with her Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton cakes. The artisan cake sculptor was featured on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and Fox News, and her Trump cake has gone viral.

Alt’s cakes are


Yeshiva University Launches Associate Degree Program

Students in Two-Year Program Will Experience Stellar Business Education, Spiritual Growth and Vibrant Campus Life.

New York Yeshiva University’s Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies has announced the launch of a new associate degree


Remembering My Father

The strongest and most lasting impression made upon me by my father was the kindness and love that was always there for me. No son could have more respect for a father than I. No son could be more proud of a father for the things he accomplished in his life, whether it be making an important functional unit for the P47 Thunderbolt airplane


In ‘Denial,’ Lipstadt Fights for Truth

Since the recent release of the movie “Denial,” Deborah Lipstadt has packed lecture halls and theaters all over the nation. A cool, fall Thursday night was no different when she asked a crowded auditorium to imagine for a moment that each person there was on a plane beginning a long flight. You happen to sit next to a


Bava Metzia 40 and 42

May these words of Torah serve as a merit le’iluy nishmat Menachem Mendel ben Harav Yoel David Balk, a”h.


This week we learned Bava Metzia 40 and 42. Here are some highlights.

Bava Metzia 40: Who

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